After installing, you can run a virus scan, and you will have the option to delete, move to vault, or heal the file (virus) that it finds. If you are having download problems, please check out the "Information" page.
BitDefender Free Edition is a free antivirus program that includes on demand scanning, scheduled scanning, automatic and manual updates of antivirus definitions, etc. There appear to be versions available for Windows, MSDOS, Linux, Windows CE, and Palm.
Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with an infected system. Stinger utilizes next generation scan engine technology, including process scanning, digitally signed DAT files, and scan performance optimizations. Please visit the download page for more details and installation information.
This setup contains the free as well as the plus-version of the ewido security suite (also known as AVG as of 2007). After the installation, a free 14-day test version containing all the extensions of the plus-version will be activated. At the end of the test phase, the extensions of the plus version are deactivated and the freeware version can be used unlimited times. The purchased license code of the plus version can be entered at any time.
Operating Systems: Developed for Windows 2000 and XP (32-Bit)
The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks computers running Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom—and helps remove any infection found. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. This is also available as an online scanner without download, please check the "Online Scanners" page.
ClamAV is a free command line antivirus scanner for Unix systems. You can also integrate it with your mail server for scanning your email messages and attachments. It is able to scan inside archives like RAR archives, Zip archives, Gzip and Bzip2 archives (that is, it has unpacking engines for those types of compressed archives). If you are a programmer, you can even integrate the antivirus scanner into your own programs. This free antivirus program comes with source code that is released under the GNU General Public License. Prebuilt binary packages are available for numerous Linux distributions (Debian, RedHat / Fedora, PLD Linux, Mandrake), Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, AIX, OSF and Solaris 8 (Sparc).
AntiVir Personal Edition is a free antivirus program for Windows computers. It has a resident component that monitors file movements for signs of viruses. It also allows you to scan your computer and repair files that have been infected. The program comes with a facility to automatically check the AntiVir website for updates to the virus definitions and download them. Updates are free. You will recognize the free of charge AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic with its characteristic red umbrella. The Premium variant is additionally accompanied by a silver umbrella that symbolizes additional protection through an extended functionality of the Premium Version on the one hand and on the other the cooperation with the Auerbach foundation.
F-Prot Antivirus for DOS, Linux and BSD (FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD) is free for personal use on personal workstations. (Note: these are separate downloads; scroll down on their page to find the link appropriate for your system. Also note that the Windows and Solaris versions are not free.)
Free for home users on non-commercial computers. You have to register your copy and supply them your email address so that they can send you a license key to activate the program. This program has full-time scanning, and will alert you when there is a virus found.
MicroWorld's free eScan Antivirus Toolkit Utility allows you to check your system for virus infections and clean your registry and other areas of your computer from the damage caused by viruses. It is also able to detect illegal dialers and background sniffers.
*Note: You have to fill out a form in order to download this utility.
VCatch Basic is a free virus protection software that monitors files received by your system by certain programs such as certain email clients, web browsers, and file sharing software. It supports Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape Messenger, Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.
Startest is not a full fledged antivirus program like most of the others on this page. It checks your boot sector and certain Windows system files for changes. If they have been modified, the program will inform you and also display the changed code.
Provides real-time scanning, where it resides in memory and checks your programs for viruses as they are run, as well as on-demand scanning for viruses. You can also schedule your scans. It automatically updates itself through the internet.
*Note that you have to activate your copy as well as supply your email address to get and use this software.
AV Defs Updater for F-PROT for DOS, an F-PROT updater / update utility, that renews your F-PROT for DOS antivirus definitions in the background and enables the automated creation of a set of emergency diskettes allowing you to perform a clean boot and check for viruses.
BlastBack was designed to allow users to help out fellow users that are infected with the MSBlast (and variants) worm by sending them a message (via the Windows' Messenger service) telling them that they appear to be infected with MSBlast as their machine attempted to connect to port 135.
Winpooch is a Windows watchdog, free and open source. Anti spyware and anti trojan, it gives a full protection against local or external attacks by scanning the activity of programs in real time. Associated with ClamWin antivirus, Winpooch keeps safe your computer against viruses.
Free for personal use. Virus 'scanner integrator'. After performing an auto-search for installed virus scanners, it will scan your files using all found installed virus scanners. This can be useful, since some antiviral programs are good for one type of viruses, other programs for other viruses.
Prevents your computer from being infected by boot-viruses. Bootminder will warn you if a floppy is in your A: drive when closing down Windows. This way, you won't start up with the floppy still in it.
AnalogX Script Defender will intercept any request to execute the most common scripting types used in virus attacks, such as Visual Basic Scripting (.VBS), Java Script (.JS), etc and can be configured to intercept new script extensions as needed.