On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 18:30:05 -0800, Alberta H K wrote:
> Seeking free online virus scan, best suited and specifically for Vista.
On-line scanners are the most unsafe and next to useless. Because by the
time you've started your infected Windows and connected to the Internet via
this infected code base, and start to look for scanning sites through
infected DNS, you are almost certain to have the malware perfectly
positioned to overrule your attempts to clean it. Also, you have to use IE
on very low security setting - ActiveX is required. Many users will lower
security in the Internet Zone to use the service and then forget to set the
Internet Zone back to highest possible security level, which is the only
way that IE should be set.
What happens if active malware is found? Don't expect that the on-line
scanner will do anything about it. Most of them are just just marketing
tools for selling you their products. Quite often, malware removal on the
NT based OS (Win 2K and XP) is far from easy. Sometimes a resident AV can
deal with it in Safe Mode.
David's Multi-AV is safer, because you don't have to be online to use it,
and it can be used in Safe Mode.
Download David H. Lipman's MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL:
The web site is in German but the MULTI_AV scanning tool is in English.
Anyway, go down to near of the bottom of the page and you'll see a box
titled "Infos Zum Download - Multi-AV Scanning Tool". You'll see: Download
von www pctipp.ch and the link to download:
>> Multi_AV Scanning Tool 5.01 (679.88KB) -
Once you've clicked this link, it will bring to:
You will have to wait for a few seconds or so and the 'Download file'
window should appear - just follow the prompts to download Multi_AV.exe
If however the 'Download file' window does not appear don't panic, don't
click, don't do anything, just look for:
Der Download started in wenigen Sekunden automatisch.
Fall nicht, klicken Sie bitte -hier-.
Translated to English:
The download process is going to start in a few seconds.
If not, click -here-.
This should be pretty self-explanatory.
Ignore the links displayed within this site as they are not valid anymore
and have not yet been updated to current status.