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Best free antivirus software and antivirus software reviews

Best free antivirus software - what's it, where to find it and how to download or buy it. I'll try to find for you a lot of different antispyware and antivirus software products


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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

FREE Dr.Web CureIt! Curing Utility

Easy to use FREE curing utility to clean your computer infected with viruses and various unwanted codes by the Dr.Web Anti-virus updated twice an hour.

What is Dr.Web CureIt!?

This is a FREE anti-virus and anti-spyware scanner based on the Dr.Web engine which will help you quickly scan and cure, if necessary, a computer operated by MS Windows 95OSR2/98/98SE/Me/NT4/2000/XP/2003/2003R2 without installation of the Dr.Web Anti-virus.
Dr.Web CureIt! automatically detects the language of the OS it is installed to and sets the scanner interface accordingly (if the local language is not supported, English is enabled). The utility supports the following languages: Russian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Byelorussian, Czech, English, Estonian, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian. The utility contains the most up-to-date add-ons to the Dr.Web virus databases updated twice an hour.

Dr.Web CureIt! detects and removes.

* Mass-mailing worms * E-mail viruses * Peer-to-peer viruses * Internet worms * File viruses * Trojans * Stealth viruses* Polymorphic viruses * Bodiless viruses * Macro viruses * MS Office viruses * Script viruses * Spyware * Spybots * Password stealers * Paid Dialers * Adware * Riskware* Hacktools * Backdoors * Keyloggers* Joke programs * Malicious scripts * Other malware*

How do I use Dr.Web CureIt!?

Download Dr.Web CureIt! from our web-site. Run the utility and press the "Start" button in the opened window. Confirm the launch by pressing the "OK" button and wait for the scanning results of the main memory and startup files. If you want to scan hard drives of your computer, select the objects for scanning in the central part of the scanner window and press "Start scanning" in the right bottom corner.
When you call the utility, you can specify parameters for the scanner in the command line, i.e. to specify the objects for scanning or/and modify the scanning modes different from the default ones. When being scanned, infected files are cured, incurable files are moved to the quarantine directory. When the scanning is finished, the log file and the quarantine are not deleted.

How do I update Dr.Web CureIt!?

This utility can quickly clean an infected system, but it is not a permanent tool to cure your computer in case of infection. It is armed with the hottest add-ons to the Dr.Web virus database, but it does not include the Dr.Web Automatic Updating utility. Dr.Web CureIt! stays actual until the next release of the add-on, then it gets a bit outdated. To scan your computer with the most up-to-date Dr.Web virus databases next time you should download new Dr.Web CureIt! package. For this, press the "Update" link on the first utility screen, which leads to our ftp-server where the latest version of CureIt! is located. Download the utility and run it again.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Free Virus Removal Tools

Getting a virus on your system is frustrating to say the least, and can be hazardous to the health of your computer. Indeed, today's malicious software can even steal your identity and wreck your hard-earned credit rating. To help fight back, here's a list of free tools, tips, and tricks to get rid of viruses and keep them from getting back on your system.
Free Virus Removal Tools
Sure the antivirus vendors want to make money, but if you ever get the chance to meet one of their virus researchers, you'll find their real motivation is to protect users. As corny as that may sound, it's true. That's why when stubborn or fast-spreading infectors are discovered, antivirus vendors release special tools to remove the malware - and give the tools away free. It's no substitute for installed antivirus software, but if you're already infected and in a pinch, it's the next best thing to, well, installed antivirus software.
* Create a Free F-Prot Rescue CD - FRISK Software - one of the oldest and most respected antivirus companies (and the secret sauce hidden in a lot of antivirus products being sold under other names)- offers their F-Prot for DOS scanner free for personal use.
# It's ideal for making a rescue CD so you can scan the system from a clean boot.
# McAfee AVERT Stinger - McAfee AVERT Labs offers a handy utility to run in Windows that cleans some of the more common malware.
# Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool - Microsoft offers a free tool to remove prevalent software active on the system. The tool is offered via Automatic Updates, Windows Updates, and Microsoft Updates, or it can be manually downloaded using the provided link.
# Symantec Virus Removal Tools - Antivirus vendor Symantec offers a wide range of free cleaning tools for individual malware removal.
# F-Secure Virus Removal Tools - Another good choice for individual malware removal are these free tools from F-Secure.
# For a second opinion scan or a not-so-stubborn infector, try one of the Top Online Scanners.
Free Virus Repair and Prevention Tips
# How to Repair a Boot Sector Virus - Though boot sector viruses are rare in the U.S. and most European countries, they are still prevalent in other parts of the world.
# How to Make an Antivirus Rescue CD - In case you missed it above, steps for creating an F-Prot CD.
# http://antivirus.about.com/library/weekly/aa011902a.htm - Prevention. Prevention. Prevention. These are the essential steps.
# How to Make Sure Your Antivirus is Working - Viruses, worms, and trojans often disable your antivirus software when they infect your system. This prevents the antivirus software from being updated and detecting the presence of the malware. Here's how to check to ensure it's working.
# How to Avoid Macro Viruses - From the SANS Institute, tips on avoiding macro viruses.
# How To Prevent Email Worms - Security configuration changes you need to make to your favorite email client software.
# IM Safety Tips - In some crowds, instant messaging (IM) is more popular than email. But IM carries its own set of risks. These tips will help reduce the risk.

Free Antivirus Software
There's no such thing as a free ride, or is there? If you're an experienced user and don't mind putting in a little elbow grease, you can build your own security suite:
# Free Virus Scanners
# ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall
For those who want a more holistic all-in-one solution:
# Top Antivirus Software
# Top Spyware Scanners

From Mary Landesman

You Need To Disable Autorun

he autorun feature enables CDs to play automatically when inserted in the drive. This is the same feature that enabled the now infamous Sony rootkit to install. Removable and thumb drives use the same autorun feature to load files when the drives are plugged into the USB port. Malware relies on this autorun feature to spread from thumb drive to PC. Disable the autorun feature to prevent malware from spreading. And who knows, it may just stop the next rootkit-enabled CD.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 2 minutes
Here's How:
1. If you use XP Pro, follow steps 1 through 8 only. XP Home users begin at step 9.
2. Click Start and then click Run
3. Type gpedit.msc and click OK
4. The Group Policy window will open. In the left pane, double-click Administrative Templates
5. In the right pane, double-click System
6. Scroll down the list and double-click Turn Off Autoplay
7. In the Turn Off Autoplay Properties window, select Enabled. From the dropdown next to Turn Off Autoplay on, select All drives and then click OK
8. Exit Group Policy by selecting File, then choosing Exit from the menu.
9. XP Home users will need to make the changes by editing the registry directly. To begin, click Start and then click Run
10. Type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window will open.
11. In the left pane, navigate to:
(Note: For help navigating the registry, see the Windows Basics System Registry tutorial).
12. With Explorer highlighted, in the right-pane right click the value NoDriveTypeAutoRun and select Modify from the drop down menu. The base value will be set to Hexadecimal. If not, select Hexadecimal.
13. Type 91 and click OK
14. Exit Registry Editor by selecting File, then choosing Exit from the menu.
15. You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

From Mary Landesman

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Kaspersky Lab announces the release of a new version of its free Online Virus Scanner

From http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=207575572

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces the release of a new version of the free Online Virus Scanner, which scans user computers for malicious programs.
Kaspersky Free Online Virus Scanner version corrects the high-risk vulnerability KLV07-09 (CVE-2007-3675). Insufficient control of input parameters in the ActiveX component of Kaspersky Online Virus Scanner version and earlier versions could result in a buffer overflow which could potentially enable an attacker to execute malicious code on a user’s computer.
The vulnerability was discovered by Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security working with the VeriSign iDefense VCP. Kaspersky Lab would like to thank the experts from Harmony Security and iDefence for providing information about the vulnerability, making it possible to eliminate the threat before it could be exploited.
Kaspersky Lab strongly recommends that all Kaspersky Online Virus Scanner users install the new version of the application, which is available at free online virus scanner
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab delivers the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and the industry’s fastest outbreak response time for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com . For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com

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