This is my site for links to Genuine Free Stuff as well as some useful advice. I use most of these programs regularly. It's good gear. It's all worth having.

** April 2014. Major revamp and update for relevance happening, especially now that support for Windows XP has ended, and now that we all are addicted to our Android phones. A lot of old stuff is going.

This post in particular started this whole website...

I have been building and using computers since about the Ice Age, from DOS 3 through to Windows 7.
I have been mucking about with mobile phones for quite some time, using Symbian S60 and then Android.

Press F8 at boot to start in safe mode - Windows XP and 7
To see the details of you computer, download, install and run 'Speccy' - shows Operating System, Firewall, Anti-virus and hardware.
If you think you have a virus, start here 'Free Online Virus Scan'. Try any or all, and be patient.

April 18, 2014

Free online antivirus scanners. April 2014. Windows XP and Windows 7

This is a useful collection of free external online virus scans.
File this lot away for when you have to debug a computer that's full of viruses.

First up, download and install CCleaner and run it so that you are not doing scans on thousands of junk files. Here's the link - CCleaner
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download  or
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner

Here are the links for the virus scanners. You may need them all.

BitDefender QuickScan
http://www.bitdefender.com.au/scanner/online/free.html

ESET Online Antivirus Scanner
http://www.eset.com/int/home//products/online-scanner/

Microsoft Security Scanner
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-gb/default.aspx

TrendMicro HouseCall Free online virus scan
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/au/?WT.mc_id=2008HP_TRC_HouseCall

Also make sure that Windows Updates are up to date

Now go read my post on setting up a computer with free security programs.

Cheers. Si.
Checked April 2014 for link and relevance. Still very valid for Windows XP and Windows 7
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