Free Online Antivirus Scanning

If you suspect that your computer may be infected with a virus or other type of malware, it can be helpful to run a malware scan from one of the following web sites that offers free online scans. Usually, if your computer is infected with malware, especially a rootkit, it is recommended that you back up your data and reformat your system, starting over with a clean reinstall of the operating system.
  • HouseCall: A free online virus and malware scan from Trend Micro USA
  • Panda ActiveScan: From Panda Security
  • Kaspersky: A free online malware scanner from Kaspersky Lab
  • Symantec Security Check: A free online scan from Norton, although beware the advertisements pushing you to buy their products

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