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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Anti-MalWare resources

Anti-malware links
Comprehensive Resources
  • Bleeping Computer has downloads, forums, assistance, and information at
  • Castle Cops has downloads, forums, assistance, and information at
  • Malwarehelp Org has information, security news, links, and a blog at
Where To Submit Infected/Suspected Files
  • Clam Antivirus accepts files with new/unnamed malware at
  • Jotti online file scanning service at - All participating AVs will get a copy
  • VirusTotal online file scanning service at - All participating AVs will get a copy
Dependable On Line Antivirus Scanners
  • NOTE: These on line scanners do not replace resident updated antivirus/antispyware scanners.
  • A-Squared (Emsisoft) malware scan at
  • ESET (NOD32) malware scan at
  • Microsoft's Live One Care has several types of scans at
  • Panda ActiveScan at
  • SuperAntiSpyware's research center provides free scans of running computer processes at
  • Trend Micro's Housecall scan for malware is at
Experienced Online Malware Removal Assistance
  • Alliance Of Security Analysis Professonals is a good starting place at
  • A-Squared (Emsisoft) (with initial self help) at
  • Castle Cops (with initial self help) at
  • Malwareteks (same personnel as Emsisoft with initial self help) at
  • Spyware Warrior has free help and a list of rogue antispyware products to avoid at
Downloadable Malware Removal Tools
NOTE: These tools do not replace resident updated antivirus/antispyware scanners.
  • An alphabetical malware list and removal tools are at
  • Alwil Software has a free cleaner tool, Avast Free Virus Cleaner, at
  • AVG has free removal tools (including VCleaner) at
  • CureIt from Dr. Web is a capable free scanner that can be updated manually at
  • F-Secure has some removal tools at
  • Malwareteks has spyware removal programs at
  • Microsoft's Malicous Removal Tool (updated monthly on Patch Tuesday) is at
  • Norman's removal tools and information is at
  • Norman also has a capable Malware Cleaner (use in Safe Mode) at
  • Smitfraud/Antivermins removal tools are at
  • Softpedia has some tools at
  • SuperAntiSpyware has a capable free on-demand antispyware program for home users at
  • Symantec has individual malware removal tools at
  • Trend Micro has the helpful HijackThis analyzer and some proactive tools at
  • Various dedicated antimalware tools are at
  • Various spyware/adware removal tools are at
Manual Disinfection & Information
  • AVG's free antimalware site has a good removal guide at,27725,backpage=
  • Bleeping Computer Dot Com has a good removal/disinfection guide at
  • Castle Cops has lots of self help information at
  • Major Geeks has a list of rogue security programs at
  • Spyware Techie has spyware removal information/links at
  • Large antivirus vendors offer free manual disinfection information, including:
  • F-Secure has malware search/descriptions at
  • Kaspersky has general information at
  • McAfee's threat library has helpful information/resources at
  • Symantec's threat search has up-to-date removal instructions at
  • Trend Micro's virus search is at

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