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Anti-Virus Solutions

If your computer have access to the Internet, it is very likely that you have been infected by certain viruses or adwares despite having an antivirus software installed.

Of lately, adware, spyware and malware are getting more aggressive and innovative in their attacks.

Sources of Virus infection

Today, the most common sources of virus infection include e-mail, virus propagation through shared disks in computer; networks, and websites with potentially dangerous content. Other methods of transmission (on floppy or CD ROM disks) no longer; occur as frequently as they once did, but they cannot be ignored.

Prevention of Virus infection

The most important aspect of prevention is to protect your e-mail client! Just as important is the use of the Resident Shield (on-access scanner) functionality that scans your files in the background as you open, run and save them.

Symptoms of Virus infection

Virus infection may go undetected and in effect, helps the virus writers to spread their 'great' works of destruction. Some of you may have noticed the following more obvious symptoms of virus infection:

  • Internet accesses slowed down tremendously. It takes a while to load up a webpage
  • When you open your browser, it goes to URL 'about:blank' that shows links or popup windows of V*iagra, enlargement pills or a p*orn site.
  • Certain Windows program fails to run, eg. Antivirus programs, Virus definition updates, Windows explorer, regedit.exe, etc.

Checking for Virus infection

You may want to check you computer for virus infection that could have passed through your line of defense. Listed below are free virus checking software:



Cleaning Your Computer

Most online virus checkers merely detects viruses found on your computer and do not clean them. If you have installed an antivirus and yet your computer still get infected with virus, what can you do ?

Free Virus Removal Tools

If you are not sure, here's a few free removal programs for a quick fix:

AntivirusDescription
Avast!A list of removal tools for various common virus/worms.
bitdefenderA list of removal tools for various common virus/worms.
F-SecureA list of removal tools for various common virus/worms.
AVG Technologies CZCleans the following virus: BackDoor.Agent.A-Z,AA-BG, I-Worm/Bagle.A-Z,AA-AJ, I-Worm/Bugbear.D, I-Worm/Netsky.A-Z, AA-AD, I-Worm/Sasser.A-F, I-Worm/Zafi.A-B, PSW.Bispy.A-E. Can run in DOS mode
KasperskyA list of removal tools for various common virus/worms.
McAfeeAVERT Stringer. Removes several common virus/worms.
Panda SoftwareA list of removal tools for various common virus/worms.
SymantecA list of removal tools of various virus/worms.

Free Antivirus Programs

For home user, check out this free edition of AVG antivirus program to clean the infection:

  http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition

This fully-functional antivirus software is FREE for home use. Instructions on the use installation of this free edition is available at:

  Cleaning Browser Hijacker and Spywares

Virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is easy-to-use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements).

Paid Antivirus solution

For more customizable and complete functionality, consider a paid version. Check out AVG Technologies CZ's comprehensive range of anti-virus solutions at:

  http://www.geromail.com/avgantivirus.php


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