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avast! Virus Cleaner v. 1.0.211
« on: 21. September 2008., 13:22:17 »


avast! Virus Cleaner is available free for every user. This tool will help you remove selected worm infections from your computer.

Free virus & worm removal tool

If, despite all the security measures you take, your computer gets infected by a virus or worm, it is necessary to disinfect your system somehow. While for some viruses the only 100% reliable method of disinfection is restoring your system from backups, for many common infections this is not really necessary and the virus/worm can be removed quite easily.

Removing the infection

The worms often schedule themselves to be run automatically when you start your operating system; some of them even register themselves to be run when any other application is started. Removing such a worm is not as simple as deleting it - when you just delete the worm file, your operating system might not be able to start your applications (such as Explorer) any more.

So, in order to properly remove the worm from your computer, it is often necessary to make additional fixes in your system registry, delete the links from your Startup Folder etc. Here the avast! Virus Cleaner comes - it will find and remove selected worms from your computer, as well as fix the registry and startup items to make sure your system will work correctly after the disinfection.

Many worms - when activated - create additional working files on your hard disk. Even though these files alone are harmless, they are useless and they should not be there. When avast! Virus Cleaner detects and removes a known worm from your computer, its working/temporary files are removed as well. The same applies for worm-specific registry entries etc.

List of known worms

avast! Virus Cleaner is currently (in version 1.0.211) able to identify and remove the following worm families:



Win32:Badtrans [Wrm]
Win32:Beagle [Wrm] (aka Bagle), variants A-Z, AA-AH
Win32:Blaster [Wrm] (aka Lovsan), variants A-I
Win32:BugBear [Wrm], including B-I variants
Win32:Ganda [Wrm]
Win32:Klez [Wrm], all variants (including variants of Win32:Elkern)
Win32:MiMail [Wrm], variants A, C, E, I-N, Q, S-V
Win32:Mydoom [Wrm] (variants A, B, D, F-N - including the trojan horse)
Win32:Nachi [Wrm] (aka Welchia, variants A-L)
Win32:NetSky [Wrm] (aka Moodown, variants A-Z, AA-AD)
Win32:Nimda [Wrm]
Win32:Opas [Wrm] (aka Opasoft, Opaserv)
Win32:Parite (aka Pinfi), variants A-C
Win32:Sasser [Wrm] (variants A-G)
Win32:Scold [Wrm]
Win32:Sinowal [trj] - variants AA, AB
Win32:Sircam [Wrm]
Win32:Sober [Wrm], variants A-I, J-K
Win32:Sobig [Wrm], including variants B-F
Win32:Swen [Wrm], including UPX-packed variants
Win32:Tenga
Win32:Yaha [Wrm] (aka Lentin), all variants
Win32:Zafi [Wrm] (variants A-D)


Disinfection process in detail


By default, avast! Virus Cleaner does all the work automatically. When you start it and press the "Start scanning" button, the following will be done:
The operating system memory will be scanned, and if any known worm is found, the worm process is terminated - thus avoiding further spreading. If it is not possible to terminate the worm process (it could happen e.g. with Nimda worm that uses a fake library to run inside other processes), the worm will be deactivated in memory to stop its spreading.
Your local hard disks will be scanned.
The "startup items" (such as the system registry, Startup Folder(s), etc.) will be scanned. References to worms found in memory or on disk will be removed or fixed.
Infected files, identified in point 2, will be removed or fixed (as needed).
Additional working/temporary files created by the identified worms will be removed.
If restarting the computer is needed to finish the disinfection process (e.g. when a file could not be removed because it was currently in use, or if the deactivated worm process is still present), the user is notified and asked whether the restart should be done immediately.

For experienced users, various command-line arguments can be used to customize the program behavior. The list of command-line arguments will be displayed when started with /? parameter. Note: the command-line arguments are intended for experienced users only! Changing the default parameters may result in incomplete disinfection that may render your operating system nonfunctional, as noted above.

Important notes


During the scanning process, it is highly recommended not to start any applications. As already pointed out, some worms will start automatically when any other application is started. Running worm processes are terminated/deactivated only during the first phase of the avast! Virus Cleaner scanning; if you activate the worm again in the middle of the scanning process (by starting another application, such as Notepad, Explorer, ...), the worm will probably not be removed from your computer!
Turn off any resident (on-access) antivirus protection before running avast! Virus Cleaner. avast! Virus Cleaner has to access the infected files to be able to identify and remove them. The resident protection, however, might not permit it - and the worm could not be removed from your computer! Do not forget to activate the resident protection again after avast! Virus Cleaner has finished the disinfection.
avast! Virus Cleaner should be used in case you know or suspect that your computer is infected. It is not meant as an antivirus solution for everyday use! Use e.g. avast! 4 Home/Professional to protect your computer.
To work correctly, the Cleaner requires administrator privileges when running on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 operating systems. On an infected computer, however, it might not be wise to log in as a privileged user (administrator) - it may help the worm to spread even further. Therefore, you can start avast! Cleaner as a restricted user and enter the administrator login name and password directly into an avast! Virus Cleaner dialog; in such a case, the Cleaner will be run with the privileged user access rights - however, the privileged user will not be actually logged on, and none of his/her startup files will be processed.

Solving other problems

If you have deleted a virus or worm file associated to a vital file type - and now you cannot run your applications anymore, avast! Virus Cleaner may help you as well. All you have to do is run avast! Virus Cleaner "somehow". If, for example, only the association for .EXE files has been corrupted, you may run the avast! Virus Cleaner by renaming it to a .COM file. The other extensions you may try are .SCR, .BAT, .PIF (on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003, you may try .CMD as well). If none of these extensions works (Windows is still reporting "Cannot find 'xyz.exe'" when you try to start the tool), you can use avast! Virus Cleaner itself as a replacement for the missing file. However, you have to know the name of the missing file to do that; if you know it, just rename the avast! Virus Cleaner file to the missing name (and move it to the corresponding folder, if necessary). Now, starting any application should bring up avast! Virus Cleaner instead. As soon as it starts, it detects that some of the vital file associations are corrupted, reports the problem and allows you to fix it immediately.

Download: http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclnr.exe

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avast! Virus Cleaner v. 1.0.211
« on: 21. September 2008., 13:22:17 »




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Re: avast! Virus Cleaner v. 1.0.211
« Reply #1 on: 20. July 2009., 11:21:37 »
avast! Virus Cleaner is a free tool that will help you remove selected virus & worm infections from your computer - it doesn't replace antivirus program! Best Adult Acne Skin Care Solution Natural Cure for Diabetes Cures Food Pyramid Forecast Cure Remedies soft lens When your computer gets infected by a virus or worm, the virus often schedule itself to be run automatically when you start your operating system; some of them even register themselves to be run when any other application is started. Removing of it is not as simple as deleting it - after deleting the worm file, your operating system might not be able to start your applications (such as Explorer) any more. In order to properly remove the worm from your computer, it is often necessary to make additional fixes in your system registry, delete the links from your Startup Folder etc. Here the avast! Virus Cleaner comes - it will find and remove selected worms from your computer, as well as fix the registry and startup items to make sure your system will work correctly after the disinfection.

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another good malware cleaner - housecall
« Reply #2 on: 14. March 2010., 18:24:50 »
HouseCall can quickly identify and fix a wide range of threats including viruses, worms, Trojans, and spyware. It is now faster, more powerful and browser independent!
HouseCall is Trend Micro's highly popular and capable on-demand scanner for identifying and removing viruses, Trojans, worms, unwanted browser plugins, and other malware.

HouseCall 7 features an intuitive interface and the ability to perform fast scans that target critical system areas and active malware. It also leverages the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network™ to help ensure that scans catch the latest threats.

HouseCall 7.1 improves on the recently released HouseCall 7.0 by providing a full system scan option and an option to scan only specific folders. It adds support for 64-bit versions of Windows Vista™ and Windows™ 7.

HouseCall provides a quick and easy check for threats regardless of the protection status of your existing security solution. For more information about HouseCall, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

What's new in HouseCall?

    * Full system and custom scan options allow users to specify which folders to scan (new in 7.1).
    * Quick scan option offers targeted scanning of critical system areas and active threats, reducing scan times to within a few minutes.
    * Stand-alone, browser-independent implementation eliminates compatibility issues associated with browser-activated scanners.
    * Smart Scan technology refers to patterns in the cloud, delivering the latest protection while reducing download times.
    * Smart Feedback shares threat information with the Smart Protection Network, which correlates data from a global intelligence network to quickly discover new threats.
    * Review and restore lets you check and compare scan results and recover files.
    * Enhanced detection and cleanup addresses rootkits and other sophisticated threats.

For more information about HouseCall, please read the Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started with HouseCall

   1. Click Download HouseCall to begin. Please note that HouseCall requires a small download before it can scan your computer.
   2. You can choose to save a copy of the launcher (HousecallLauncher.exe) and use it to quickly starts scan. Remember to visit this page occasionally to get the latest copy of the launcher.
   3. It is recommended that first-time users select the Quick Scan option, which is available in addition to the Full Scan or Folder Scan options.
   4. Enabling the Smart Feedback setting helps increase the strength of the Smart Protection Network by sharing malware and threat data as part of our global neighborhood watch program. No personally identifiable information is gathered as part of participation.

link:http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

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If you don't have an internet connection
« Reply #3 on: 14. March 2010., 18:27:41 »
If you don't have an internet connection,you can use Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool 2010
check out http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/AVPTool/

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Re: avast! Virus Cleaner v. 1.0.211
« Reply #4 on: 07. January 2011., 06:51:33 »
I agree with samker avast is very good software.

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Re: avast! Virus Cleaner v. 1.0.211
« Reply #5 on: 11. January 2011., 07:26:52 »
Avast is a very protect anti virus software , it provides total protection  :police:, now have a look on  :up: avast antivirus 2011, it have advance features to remove all type of viruses and spywares in your PC . :thumbsup:

 

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