When a windows users starts using windows, they use it smoothly but with times after using it for a some months in most of the cases windows becomes slow and sluggish, as with time most of the windows computer get infected with virus, malware for any reason some of the files on the PC are affected by virus or malware infection which finally affects the performance and speed.
We have already talked about top free online virus scanners, today we will tell you about some other free software which you can install on your PC and then check any file on your PC for virus infection with just a right click on these files and scan them on your computer without visiting the websites of these online free virus scanners.
First tool Virus Total Desktop Scanner which has been released by a developer, who has finally integrated the virus total free online scanning function into a desktop based free tool so that you can easily scan a file for virus by just right clicking on that file and selecting scan after installing the utility.
VirusTotal Scanner is the desktop tool to quickly perform Anti-virus scan using VirusTotal.com – It is a free online scan service that analyzes suspicious files using 40+ Anti-virus applications. It facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, all kinds of malware and provides reliable results preventing any False Positive cases. In case you are looking to scan multiple files with Virus Total, you should read about Virus Total Uploader
Second tool is from Microsoft which comes for free and allows you to scan all the files on your computer is Microsoft Safety Scanner which is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software. The Microsoft Safety Scanner is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection.
Note: The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again.
Third tool is called Norton Security Scan which is another good tool which comes for free, it will scan all the files again on your computer for free and will tell you whether your computer have some virus files or any danger from online threat. It will automatically download all the latest definitions to catch the virus, trojan or malware on your computer.
Norton Security Scan will scan your computer and identify if there are existing viruses, worms, spyware, unwanted adware or Trojans residing on your computer. It checks to see how your computer is currently protected.
Fourth tool in this category is called ESET Online Virus Scan a fast and free tool that detects and removes threats on your PC. Utilizing only your browser, it scans your computer with ESET’s virus, trojan and malware database. Scanner is not intended to be used as permanent replacement for your computer’s security. It’s designed to only detect and remove threats via on demand scan.
It will not only scan the files but programs and software installed on your computer for virus or malware injection, it will also remove the found threats on your computer and it will work with the existing antivirus installed on your computer, but the overall performance will be affected to some extent.