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Quick Reco – Re: Online Virus Scans

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I have written many articles regarding the epidemic that is “cybercrime”, and done my best to keep my readers informed about current scams, hacker techniques (like “social engineering” and “phishing“), as well as malware (Spyware, Trojans, worms, viruses, keyloggers, etc.) and provided you with advice and How To’s for staying safer online.
(i.e., I have told you that malware has evolved into military-grade instruments.)

One item I have mentioned several times is the use of a free “online virus scanner” to help detect and remove malware that has managed to sneak past your current defenses (and don’t kid yourself, there are plenty of types that are capable of this trick). There are many such scanners out there, and some of them are fakes designed to trick you into thinking you’re infected — I suggest you avoid those!

Internet Security writer Bill Mullins recently published what I think is the perfect summary and analysis of the “good” online virus scanners, and their uses. I highly recommend you visit (and bookmark) Think You’re Infected? Find Out – Run An Online Scanner From Your Browser and learn about these very important (free) tools.

Related: To read my other articles on malware, and how to deal with it, click here.

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February 17, 2010 - Posted by | advice, anti-spyware, antivirus, computers, cyber crime, hackers, how to, security | , , , , , , ,

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