Probably the Best Free Security List in the World - Part I

Section Index:


4.1. Tools for most common viruses:
McAfee Stinger
MS Malicious Software Removal Tool
Avira AntiVir Removal Tool
ESET Rogue Applications (ERA) Remover
Trend Micro FakeAV Removal Tool
G Data FakeAVCleaner
Sergiwa Antiviral Toolkit
Multi Virus Cleaner
Remove Fake Antivirus

4.2. Tools for stubborn malware:
Webroot Secureanywhere (the trial version is a very good cleaning tool) $
Geeks to Go:  OTL
Norton Power Eraser
Anti-malware toolkit
Comodo CE
Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit 
Universal Virus Sniffer (UVS) eng
Webroot Antivirus trial (very useful for cleaning)

4.3. Kill unecessary/suspect processes:

4.4. Remove DLLs:

4.5. Removal tools for specific viruses:
BitDefender another
Panda Software
Quick Heal
K7 Computing
FakeAV Remover

4.6 Remove adware,toolbars and other PUPs:
Babylon Toolbar Adware Information and Complete Removal
Toolbar Cleaner review
avast! Browser Cleanup
Junkware Removal Tool 
Force Byte Detector 
Auslogics Browser Care 
Smart Toolbar Remover
Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool
Adware Removal Tool 

4.7. Additional AV-specific tools:

4.8. Ransomware:
Removal guides: 1  2
Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker  Banner Removal
Removing 'Police-themed' Ransomware (F-Secure)
HitmanPro.Kickstart (freeware-trial mode)
What Ransomware is and How to Deal with It
How to Deal with the Ransomware Called CryptoLocker

4.9. Guides for malware removal:
How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected
Best Computer Security Sites
Clean 64-bit machine
Select Real Security
Majorgeeks other
Geeks to Go
Where malware hides?
How to remove a virus when your computer won't work
How to Remove a Rootkit from a Windows System

4.10. Malware removal help sites:
Malware Removal
Remove fake antivirus
Geeks to Go
What the Tech?
Tech Support Forum
Malware Help

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by mrin on 2. August 2014 - 20:09  (117709)

12.3 Reviews of ShowIP extension says it has spyware.

by MrBrian on 3. August 2014 - 15:58  (117724)

Thanks for the feedback!

I looked into it, and posted my findings at .

by mrfingerz on 11. August 2014 - 17:35  (117889)

Mitro password manager...

Privacy Badger (beta)

by MrBrian on 11. August 2014 - 23:20  (117893)

I added Privacy Badger to 14.29.

Mitro was already in 14.11.

Thank you for the information :).

by Geert on 8. January 2015 - 13:49  (120459)

The link "Five (easy-to-follow) tips for strong passwords and secure accounts" is no longer valid.

by eikelein on 8. January 2015 - 23:18  (120467)

Sorry, but I have to object to (seemingly) generally giving download links from or Maybe I misunderstand the text.

These are in my experience some of the worst sites adding unnecessary download programs and wrappers that in turn then get (ab)used to sneakily get PuPs installed.

Recommending Cnet/ IMHO equals aiding the proliferation of one of the nastiest kind of malware that currently is way too common. I have found that almost always there are other options.

by MrWednesday7 on 10. January 2015 - 10:11  (120502)


Stupid captcha feature.

by ako on 10. January 2015 - 10:21  (120503)

Nasties, that you can typically uncheck during installation, and if you accidentally install them, you can easily uninstall them. Or is there something more serious I am not aware of? (I yesterday reinstalled my Windows and used many times without nasty suprises.)

by eikelein on 10. January 2015 - 11:31  (120504)

Well, IMHO you only really know after you run ADWcleaner and Malwarebytes and both come up clean.

I encounter quite often the opinion that all PuPs can be removed in Programs and Features. Not true in my experience.

Babylon, Conduit and Searchscopes for example (there are many more) come up in these scans ONLY and can completely ruin the internet experience.

by ako on 10. January 2015 - 20:37  (120508)

Just to convince you: I scanned the PC today with Hitman Pro, MBAM and AdwCleaner. No problems found.
I am now scanning with Antivir. If it sees anything, I will report it. But I don't expect to see anything exiting.

by ako on 11. January 2015 - 14:24  (120520)

No problems here. But generally you are right. Most people probably just click, and there may be next time when I use these services more efficient efforts to put something on my system.
But the work for changing all links is huge. Perhaps we should add some warning first....

Thank you for your comments.

by MrBrian on 13. January 2015 - 2:24  (120541)

I fixed the link. Thank you for reporting :).

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