Virus scan – for free

Sunday, April 22 2007

The other day, I did a virus scan on our main computer. After an hour or so, it came up with a message that I didn’t quite understand – “Win.32/Hacktool” in a rar file. So I left it for MH to have a look at. It was a virus and I (kind of) caught it. I felt a great satisfaction over this, for whatever reason.

The virus program we use is Ad-Aware SE Personal. It is free and can’t be used for commercial use.

It is worth a try, what do you have to loose?

4 Responses to “Virus scan – for free”

  1. Ian Says:

    As you say Lizzie, a great tool.
    Be aware the folks at Lavasoft are beta testing a new version.
    Give it 3 months or so to iron out the bugs, then get the new program.

  2. sam Says:

    Very good piece of software, its solved alot of problems on my friends computers.

    also check out AVG free:
    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/28415/lng/us/tpl/v5

    Those two programs and a good firewall make most PCs bulletproof 😀

  3. lizze Says:

    Thx Ian & Sam for great info 🙂
    These checks should be done on a regular basis and will check out the AVG program too.

  4. Slim Says:

    AdAware + Avast home = no virus. Now I don’t have to regret downloading all the pr0n *giggle*