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A Malware Second Opinion


Have you ever felt like something may be awry with your computer but your current antivirus software is still reporting no issues? If you want a second opinion, here are some options that don’t require a purchase or even software installation. These programs run as a “portable executable”, which means they are just one file and you can delete them afterwards. Microsoft Safety Scanner is a tool that finds and removes malware, based on Microsoft’s latest detection methods. It is constantly updated, so always make sure you download the latest version before running it. TrendMicro Housecall has been around for a while, and also does a single sweep of your computer for any known malicious files. ESET Online Scanner is a third option from a reputable security company. These are just a few options, and if you don’t mind actually installing software nearly all antivirus companies have a free scan option as well.



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