System security is a major problem nowadays, but no antivirus software is able to detect each and every virus out there. Add the fact that new viruses are being created everyday and you got a real mess on your hands. So how do you protect your computer by yourself? Well, first of all you need information, and that’s precisely what System Security Guard
is all about. Based off System Explorer
), System Security Guard is a file scanning application that scans your computer for all programs, drivers and running processes. It compares all the detected files with an online database and categorizes them into four groups; Safe
is a powerful Windows application that enables you to remove apps’ left over data, and potentially dangerous applications, scripts and hidden payloads that can cause serious damage to the system. Since our review of FreeFixer
back in 2009, the application has seen quite a lot of improvements in terms of both file removal options and features, including show file path
and owning process
that prevents file from deletion, improved error messages, support for additional companies, manual file registration, file authenticity check, virus check report from VirusTotal.com, increased file upload size limit and a lot more. Read past the jump for more details.
With hundreds of new viruses being created each day, it is possible for your PC to get infected even if you have an antivirus installed on your system. The way most viruses work is that they create an auto run entry on your computer to ensure that they are executed whenever your system boots up. So, the virus will keep on doing what it is supposed to do, no matter how many times you restart your PC. Today, we have a tool called FireTower
that can be a lot of help to you in tackling this issue. It is an application for Windows that performs an analysis of all existing auto-run settings and automatically validates the legitimacy of the auto-run entries through a web validation check. When the analysis is complete, all entries are displayed in different threat level categories. More on FireTower after the break.
Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper
is a malware removal utility by Microsoft. It can help you create a bootable USB, CD or DVD for reclaiming a system from viruses and other malicious agents. This can be quite handy for people who might not be able to boot from their system due to a malware infection. System Sweeper thoroughly scans and removes viruses from such computers by booting itself (from a media device) at system startup. To use it , you will require saving the app on a media device such as a USB, CD or DVD. Just Launch System Sweeper, select a media device (CD, DVD or USB) and click Next. You can also choose the ISO option to create an ISO image of the app which can be burned to a CD or DVD later on.
We all know about VirusTotal
which is an online service that scans files from multiple antivirus applications. JottiQ
is another freeware, developed by one of the coder named worseje
who participated in DonationCoder's NANY2011
(New Apps for the New Year) challenge, that uses Jotti's malware scan service to verify the integrity of selected files and currently running executables from the best antivirus services. This can be particularly useful for checking suspicious files and to verify if an installed program has been infected. JottiQ is available with an installer package and in portable format.
Virus Cleaners are essential as the web is bursting with a lot of elusive viruses which are crawling 24/7, ready to pounce on your system. Anti-virus tools are also in numbers and very efficient in relative attributes & areas. The portability factor is one which seems useful when it comes to such virus cleaning tools. Rizone Virus Cleaner
is one which offers mobility and simple interface to quickly find out & clean viruses/malwares from the system. Furthermore, if you're using other feature-rich Anti-virus suite like: Norton Antivirus, McAfe Antivirues, Microsoft Security Essentials,etc., it will not erupt any conflict with them and let you scan the system for viruses & malwares seamlessly.
If a virus attacks your system, the first thing you will do is to remove the virus with an anti-virus software. But what then? Your system will still likely to remain corrupted. This is because some types of viruses usually tweak the system registry and file systems. If you remove the virus, your system registry and file systems will still remain corrupted. Virus Effect Remover is a free opensource tool which helps you to remove the effect of viruses from the Windows Registry and File System easily. Also it can detect the registry error caused by a virus.
You must have noticed that some viruses disable task manger, registry editor, folder options, etc, you can use this tool to enable them back instantly. Read More
Scanning your file online has many benefits over downloadable virus scanner, you can submit any file from any computer, if you have a slow system you won’t need to download anti-virus applications. VirusTotal is an online service that scans your file with 39 different anti-virus applications. Sounds Impossible, right? Read on to find out how to scan your file online. Read More
In Windows, NoFolderOptions policy hides the folder options from control panel and even disables the Show Folder and Search options from the command under Tools Menu in Windows Explorer. If your computer is not a part of an office environment or any other organizational network than you might be having a risk of a virus which disables these options as a part of infection. This policy in the registry also hides the file extensions to known file types so that the virus may infect your system in stealth. To enable this option, follow these simple steps. Read More
Have you ever attached a USB to a computer and later found out that the drive is infected by a virus? I have definitely faced this situation many times. If you attach your USB drive to the infected computer the virus is transferred to the drive in no time infecting all the important documents in USB drive too, depending on the nature of the virus you may loose important data from the USB drive and never recover them back. But there is a solution to protect your USB drive from virus infection when it is connected to already infected computer. Read More
Note: This tip is for beginners who want to test their antivirus software. You will have to create your own virus. Don’t freak out yet, just read the post carefully.
There are no doubt plenty of free antivirus software out there, half of which don’t even detect important viruses. If you think your computer has a virus, but your antivirus software is not detecting it, then the best way to test it is to create your own virus and then scan it. If virus is detected then it means your antivirus is just okay, if not, this means you need to download a new antivirus software. I am using AVG Free Antivirus and I will recommend this to everyone,keep it updated and I can guarantee that no virus will ever infect your computer again.
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is basically a free tool which helps to remove specific malicious software from computers which run Windows operating systems, including all versions of Windows Vista. After it is installed, it silently runs in the background and removes the malicious software that it finds. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool generates a report describing the outcome of the scan. It’s actually a free but basic anti-virus, anti-worm and anti-Trojan security utility that provided by Microsoft to protect and secure Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 system by way of post infection removal. Read More
A few days back my “Show hidden files and folders” option was not working at all even if I selected the option Show hidden files and folders from the folder option window, the changes would just disappear upon closing the dialog. It was probably some virus attack after which the Windows registry was not being updated properly. So here is what I did to restore it back. Read More