Malware Removal by Anti-Virus Tools

This section provides a quick introduction of removing malware with commercial or freeware generic anti-virus tools, or tools specifically designed to remove a particular malware on Windows systems.

If you have a commercial anti-virus tool installed on your Windows system, it will detect most malware and provide removal process. You can simply follow the removal instructions given by the anti-virus tool to remove the malware from your system.

If your commercial anti-virus tool fails to detect the malware, you can try some well known free anti-virus tools to help detect and remove the malware:

If commercial and free anti-virus tool fails to detect the malware, and know the malware name that infected your Windows system, you search and find some tools that specifically designed to remove that malware.

For example, if symptoms of your infected Windows system match the malware "Vundo", you can try to use the free tool "VundoFix" provided at to remove the malware.

Note that are many rogue malware removal tools out there on the Internet. Before you download and use any malware removal tool, search and read reviews about the tool first.

If none of the trusted tools can help you to remove the malware, you have to try to remove it manually yourself. See next section for more details.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 What Is Malware (Malicious Software)?

 Common Ways of Getting Infected

 Common Symptoms of an Infected System

 Common Ways of Malware Executions

Malware Removal by Anti-Virus Tools

 Identify Malware Process Manually

 Delete Malware Program Files Manually

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO


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