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I run Linux, so I rarely have to deal with this stuff, but sometimes I am called on to help a friend with something suspicious. There are services online that will let you upload suspicious files for online scanning. This way I don't have to deal with installing software and it doesn't matter that I'm using Linux.
 
I run Linux, so I rarely have to deal with this stuff, but sometimes I am called on to help a friend with something suspicious. There are services online that will let you upload suspicious files for online scanning. This way I don't have to deal with installing software and it doesn't matter that I'm using Linux.
  
If I do install software then I usually go with [http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html Spybot Search & Destroy]. For antivirus software I install [http://www.free-av.com/ Avira] or [http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/ Microsoft Security Essentials]. These are all free. [http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/ Trend Micro HijackThis] can also be handy for creating reports about the state of a system. It is useful when investigating what might be wrong. It does not actually find or remove bad software.
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If I do install software then I usually go with [http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html Spybot Search & Destroy]. For antivirus software I install [http://www.free-av.com/ Avira] or [http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/ Microsoft Security Essentials]. I've been told that [http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/ Panda Security Cloud Antivirus] is good too, but I have not tested it. These are all free. [http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/ Trend Micro HijackThis] can also be handy for creating reports about the state of a system. It is useful when investigating what might be wrong. It does not actually find or remove bad software.
  
 
== List of Antivirus software ==
 
== List of Antivirus software ==

Revision as of 21:43, 18 November 2009

Antivirus, Trojans, Spybots, and other Malware

I run Linux, so I rarely have to deal with this stuff, but sometimes I am called on to help a friend with something suspicious. There are services online that will let you upload suspicious files for online scanning. This way I don't have to deal with installing software and it doesn't matter that I'm using Linux.

If I do install software then I usually go with Spybot Search & Destroy. For antivirus software I install Avira or Microsoft Security Essentials. I've been told that Panda Security Cloud Antivirus is good too, but I have not tested it. These are all free. Trend Micro HijackThis can also be handy for creating reports about the state of a system. It is useful when investigating what might be wrong. It does not actually find or remove bad software.

List of Antivirus software

Jotti This is a meta scanner. It compares our files against many virus scanners run on its server. You upload file; it scans and reports. Dr.Web Online Virus Check You upload file; it scans and reports. Virustotal online file scanner. You upload file; it scans and reports. BitDefender QuickScan Easy to install full system scanner. You have to agree to allow it to install a browser plugin. Anubis: Analyzing Unknown Binaries This site will actually run your executable and tell you what it does to the registry, filesystem, memory, etc. You upload file; it scans and reports. ISEC Lab for more cool projects from the same people that provide the Anubis service. Malware Help This is a list of online virus scanners (rather like my list here).