Malicious Software Removal Tool
A malicious software removal tool is a necessity in this brave, new world. Yes, it sucks that people are out here working hard to screw your stuff up and steal from you. That's the way it is, however. Your computer must have protection at all times. Do not mess around with this. There's plenty of good, free anti-virus software out there. Sometimes, though, you still need a malicious software removal tool for that stray malware that managed to infect your computer. Do not fret. Act quickly, and you should be able to save your stuff from the pirates of the internet with a simple, and free, malicious software removal tool from Windows. This tool checks Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, and Server 2003/2008. It will check and remove such malware as Blaster, Sasser and Mydoom.
Post-Infection tool. Remember, this malicious software removal tool is not an anti-virus protection tool. It's strictly meant to be used when your anti-virus protection has failed, or has not been kept up to date. Basically, you won't get any blocking of malware here. However, if something awful has happened, you can download this and kick that malware off your turf. This tool focuses on the most prevalent malware. Not all of them. Bottom line is that you don't want to get an infection in the first place, so take necessary precaution. However, if you do, this malicious software removal tool can very likely save your butt.
Monthly Updates. Turn on your auto updates in Windows and you will get the updated version every month. It's a no brainer once it's downloaded. It's easy to check and see if your automatic updating is on. When you're using Windows 7, simply click on Start; All Programs; Windows Updates; and Change Settings to "recommended" Install Updates Automatically. Vista requires you going to the Start Search after you click on Start. Once there, type in "timedate.cpl". This will open the Date and Time box. Click Change Date and Time. Sometimes you might need the admin. password information. So, here's hoping you wrote it down, and actually know where it is. From this point you can choose whether, or not you want Windows to turn on the auto updates for you. Fix it for me, or Let me fix it myself tabs. Fix it for me seems the best way to go.
Quiet Mode. It runs in quiet mode so feel free to continue doing whatever you were doing. If the malicious software removal tool finds anything, it will let you know when you log on. It'll then prompt you to scan. Yes, you want to do that. Immediately. The full scan will take a long time. Several hours, in fact. It's scanning all the fixed and removable drives that's why it takes so long. It does not cover the network drives, though. So, heads up about that.
Removal Options. Now that you have it going you can choose to remove some, or all of the infection. "Remove All" is a curious choice. Maybe this choice is there because there may be some loss of data after you're done. "Scrub Tt Anyway" also cleans up an infected browser. The start page will automatically change to a page that will give you instructions on how to reset everything. You will restart your computer after the purging. You may be prompted to manually clean some files. It'll walk you through the process. This malicious software removal tool from Windows also offers free support because sometimes nothing seems to want to work for you. You can call them for help at 1-866-PCSAFETY.