Noninvasive online virus sites?

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    Noninvasive online virus sites?


    Years ago, like 25 or more years ago, I suspected a virus problem. Somehow I found an online virus scan site don't remember if it cost anything but it scanned the computer and told me where a virus was and I was able to delete it. Since then I've downloaded different virus protection softwear but always end up feeling that the program is very much like a virus itself. Are there any online sites that can scan for a virus and remove it without having to download anything and pay over and over again to keep it working but instead just pay when you need a scan and cleaning and otherwise not be bothered by it?

    Thanks for any help!
    Maine, USA
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  2. Posts : 2,911
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro

    I use those. They're a one time download, all-in-one free virus scan. No install, no nothing. Plain and simple.

    ESET Online Scanner | ESET

    Free Virus Removal Tool | Free Virus Scanner and Cleaner | Kaspersky
    Kaspersky antivirus software on US national security risk list
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    Spy Emergency Free Anti Spyware Download
    (lol the picture of the Asian lady looks like she's spying on someone) hahaha
    Last edited by pepanee; 18 Feb 2023 at 03:20.
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  3. Posts : 9,788
    Mac OS Catalina

    Use the built in Defender for Windows. If you suspect a virus, then your habits may be causing it to happen and those habits need to be changed or layered protection used.
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  4. Posts : 352
    Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 23H2

    These are free to download & use, what i have my clients do is to download & run them then delete if they do not need them any more !
    Download AdwCleaner

    Now if you are wanting to clean the whole computer well then there are other programs that are free but you must be qualified to run them then type a fix to thoroughly clean out junk & virus, Trojans & other bad things !
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  5. 1PW
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    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool suggested above is excellent.
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  6. Posts : 2,137
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)

    Why would you want to expose your system and personal data to unverified on-line processes from unsubstantiated sources? Seems to me like defeating the purpose of protection against malware .... ?
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    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro

    A lot of research has went into building the list of sites I posted above. They are trusted companies. None of them will want to steal any of your information.

    But do keep in mind (I'm sure it's still safe though), the tensions between the United States & Russia (because of what Russia is doing to Ukraine, and how Russia isn't happy how the United States is assisting Ukraine), Kaspersky is a Russian company. I do not know if politics has been "implemented" into their virus scanner, to work in ways that may work against your computer.
    I'm sure that their one-time virus scanner download should be fine, but as of today, I do NOT recommend downloading the Kaspersky virus scanner that you get to install on your computer.

    When I used to use that virus scanner years ago, it was PRETTY AMAZING to how it found so many more sketchy files on my computer in comparison to any other virus scanner. (I believe their best version of Kaspersky is called Kaspersky Internet Security). It was amazing.
    Yet like I said, I would NOT trust installing their installable virus scanner on your computer as of today, for the time being, until tensions settle down between Russia & the US. That's gonna take years.
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    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)

    Notwithstanding my above comments about on-line malware detection, I find all the "anti"-Kaspersky hype a mix of tin-foil hat paranoia and/or opportune misguided flag-waving.
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  10. Posts : 5,452
    Windows 11 Home

    Just get Windows Repair Toolbox, all tools you might ever need at your fingertips.
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