Online Virus Scan
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copyright 2006 by Tracy Marks
Online Virus Scan and Protection
Reviews of Free Online Antivirus Programs
Copyright 2006 by Tracy Marks
Scan and Protect Your Files, Remove Viruses
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||These online virus scan programs both scan and clean
Windows, Internet Explorer only. Uses ActiveX
scan and clean all files. You can automatically set it to clean
infected files or you can choose what to do if an infected
file is found. You are given a full scan report which you can save.
Software is installed on your computer when you start the scan, but you
can set the program for it to automatically deinstall when you are
Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Linux , Solaris
Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 1.05 or higher
Requires Active X or Java installed
Macintosh: PowerPC G4 or G5 or OSX 10.4 with Firefox 1.5 or
|The free online
anti virus scanner of Trend Micro, named Housecall, will
completely scan your hard drive (it's quite slow - if you have many
files, it may take an hour) or files that you choose, and
inform you about virus and spyware threats. It is easy to use, and you
can set it to automatically clean files and remove spyware, or you can
follow the directions it provides for manually deinstalling
When the scan is complete, Trend Micro provides you with a
full history and description of any virus found, and any
actions that its virus remover has taken. Virus tracking is anonymous,
and Trend Micro
does not collect any personal information
from your computer, log your IP address or load any of your files on
Requires Windows 2000 or xp, with ActiveX installed.
ActiveScan Free online antivirus combats viruses, worms and
spyware from all files, including email and compressed files. It is
updated at least daily. You do not need to install any programs. All
you do is connect to the site, and click the Scan Your PC button. You
can even create a shortcut to Panda's virus protector to your desktop
or Start Menu of your PC so you can access it any time. Note:
Panda virus protection software did not get as good reviews
for 2006 as other antivirus software included here, but its online scan
is highly regarded and easy to use.
SCANS AND DIAGNOSES,
|These online virus
scan programs will scan your hard drive and diagnose any problems, but
will not clean your files. You may of course want to buy their
fee-based product, or other virus protection software if you
have a virus on your computer.
Windows 2000 and XP.
IE 6.0 and higher.
of 18mb virus protection software, which you may deinstall later. Will
not disinfect your files, but if a virus is found, you may in most
cases get instructions on how to disinfect your computer from the
F-Secure web site.
Windows, with Active-X.
||This free online
anti virus scanner will scan diskettes, cdroms, and network drives as
well as your hard drive, and any specific files you choose.
It is browser-based and easy to use, requiring no special
configuration or setup. It uses the highly regarded F-Prot professional
Windows 2000 or XP with Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, and
scanner for Symantec Antivirus, related to Norton Antivirus
software, provides a complete virus detection and security scan from
your browser, although it does not check compressed files. The Virus
Detection mocdule checks for known threats, including top threats
Security Response. It also provides an analysis of your
results and offers suggestions
further action. Included are checks in regard to your exposure to
hackers, worms and trojan horses. You receive an analysis of
the results with suggestions for further action (including of course,
purchasing Norton Antivirus software!).
Windows 98, ME, 2000, or XP
Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
The free online McAfee Virus
Scan can scan your computer completely for viruses and provides you
with helpful information from the McAfee Virus Information
Library if a virus is found on your computer. It
does require that you download a file approximately 1.6mb in size. Once
you have downloaded it, you simply choose specific files to scan, or
ONLY CERTAIN FILES
|These online virus protectors will scan a very limited
number of files
for you online. They will detect viruses, but will not protect or clean
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SOFTWARE REVIEWS AND RESOURCES
|Online Virus Scans, Virus Protection Software Packages,
and Help Removing Viruses and Spyware.
Want to make sure you have the best antivirus software? In
fall 2006, the antivirus software which consistently receive the
highest ratings in computer magazines and on virus protection sites
were BitDefender, F- Secure Security Shield, ZoneAlarm, and Kapersky,
Norton, McAfee and Trend Micro Antivirus.
Security Reviews of 2007 Anti Virus Software
and Virus Protection Software Reviews
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