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Old 05-25-2006, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi i was wondering wut free software there is that can best detect and delete virus, malware, and any mallicious software on my dell inspiron 4000. it have tons of viruses, can i use free software to delete all of them?

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Old 05-25-2006, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For protecting against and removing Viruses, Torjans, Worms etc...

Avast! Antivirus v4.7 Home is entirely free. You can get it here:

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

Alternatively, AVG Antivirus is also free:

http://www.grisoft.com/doc/71/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

I prefer Avast! than AVG. No specific reason...I just prefer the look.


For removing Adware and Spyware...

Spybot Search & Destroy is a free, very popular program:

http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html

Alternatively, Lavasoft Adaware SE Personal:

http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/
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i have ccleaner and ewido, are any of these programs good?

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CCleaner is good, because its a HD and registry cleaner. Ewido is the only anti-malware program, but i've never used it.


Download Spybot and Avast using the links provided by Alvin.C, and make sure they're updated, and ready to scan!
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