Category Archive: Malicious Software Detection

Bitdefender QuickScan

Bitdefender QuickScan uses in-the-cloud scanning technology to detect active malware on your system, in under a minute. Because it focuses on active e-threats, the product uses just a fraction of the system resources needed by a regular virus scan and requires no time-consuming virus signature updates, as the detection process is performed by remote Bitdefender …

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VirusChief

VirusChief offers a free service for online virus scan suspicious files (which *could* contain a computer virus) using several antivirus online virus scan engines. VirusChief does not substitute any antivirus software installed in a PC, as it only scans individual files on demand. It does not offer permanent protection for the user’s system either. Although …

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Norton Security Scan

Download and install Norton Security Scan. It will automatically scan your computer every week, replacing the need for you to manually scan using Symantec Security Check. It’s quick, easy, and best of all, it’s free. Visit Norton Security Scan Free Online Scanner

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House Call – Free Online Virus Scan

HouseCall is Trend Micro’s highly popular and capable on-demand scanner for identifying and removing viruses, trojans, worms, unwanted browser plugins, and other malware. It features an intuitive interface and the ability to perform fast scans that target critical system areas and active malware. It also leverages the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network™ to help ensure …

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VirSCAN

VirSCAN.org is a FREE on-line scan service, which checks uploaded files for malware, using antivirus engines, indicated in the VirSCAN list. On uploading files you want to be checked, you can see the result of scanning and how dangerous and harmful/harmless for your computer those files are. Main Features: You can UPLOAD any files, but …

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Jotti's malware scan

Jotti’s malware scan is a free online service that enables you to scan suspicious files with several anti-virus programs. Scanners used are Linux versions; detection differences with Windows versions of the same scanners may occur due to implementation differences. There is a 25MB limit per file. Keep in mind that no security solution offers 100% …

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Jotti’s malware scan

Jotti’s malware scan is a free online service that enables you to scan suspicious files with several anti-virus programs. Scanners used are Linux versions; detection differences with Windows versions of the same scanners may occur due to implementation differences. There is a 25MB limit per file. Keep in mind that no security solution offers 100% …

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VirusTotal

VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware. VirusTotal is offered freely to end users as long as its use has no commercial purpose and does not become part of any business activity. Even though the service is …

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HiddenFinder [Commercial App]

HiddenFinder is a highly advanced security software which can detect and kill hidden processes and drivers. Hidden process and driver usually are the result of sophisticated virus or spyware attack. Recent research shows more and more spyware, virus, rootkit and backdoor attacks are being facilitated by these hidden viral and Trojan processes which can hijack …

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SAMHAIN file integrity / host-based intrusion detection system

The Samhain host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) provides file integrity checking and log file monitoring/analysis, as well as rootkit detection, port monitoring, detection of rogue SUID executables, and hidden processes. Samhain been designed to monitor multiple hosts with potentially different operating systems, providing centralized logging and maintenance, although it can also be used as standalone …

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IceSword

IceSword has a Windows Explorer-like interface but displays hidden processes and resources that Windows Explorer would never show. It isn’t a “click-here-to-delete-rootkits” product but a sophisticated discovery tool that can protect against sinister rootkits if used before they infect a machine.

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