A complete check for virus removal

  1. Cerawy's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       #1

    A complete check for virus removal


    I have been using windows defender for years and it's been working out really well, but i want to make sure that my computer is completely free from virus. Is there some programs i should use to make sure of that, just in case windows defender have missed something?
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  2. Ghot's Avatar
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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1469 (x64) [21H2]
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    Cerawy said:
    I have been using windows defender for years and it's been working out really well, but i want to make sure that my computer is completely free from virus. Is there some programs i should use to make sure of that, just in case windows defender have missed something?


    Most use Malwarebytes for a second opinion. https://www.malwarebytes.com/solutions/free-antivirus

    I also check with ESET's free online: One Time Scan... Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scan from ESET | ESET
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  3. MaloK's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro
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    Hi,

    No installation required.

    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
    Kaspersky TDSKiller
    Norton Power Eraser
    MWAV eScanAV Toolkit
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  4. Garyw's Avatar
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    Windows 10, usually latest version
       #4

    Microsoft Defender Offline scan

    Windows Security>Virus & threat protection>Microsoft Defender Offline Scan

    This shuts down Windows and runs the scan before restarting windows.
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  5. f23948's Avatar
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    Windows 10
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    If Windows Update is not up to date maybe you get virus or viruses and/or other threat or threats. If Windows Update is date maybe you not get virus or viruses and/or threat or threats
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  6. Cerawy's Avatar
    Posts : 922
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    Well, i ran a couple of scans with most of the antivirus programs that you mentioned and they found some some spyware but no viruses, thanks for the suggestions.
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  7. Posts : 873
    Win10 Version 21H2 19044.1348
       #7

    Cerawy said:
    Well, i ran a couple of scans with most of the antivirus programs that you mentioned and they found some some spyware but no viruses, thanks for the suggestions.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...anner-download


    A program that receives little publicity if Microsoft Safety Scanner (above link). I have ran it a couple of times in the past without findings.

    No idea of its effectiveness. Never mentioned anywhere that I have seen.
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