Virus/Anti-virus software

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Virus watch

  • 2009 April: Conficker Internet worm
    • on 1 April, a computer virus, Conficker C, threatens to unleash itself and take over your machine, disable your security programs. One strange thing about Conficker is that no one yet has any idea what it is programmed to do.(Fox News, 2009, March 24)[1]

Virus removal

Free tools

  • AVG
  • Antivir
  • Avast!
  • BitDefender
  • Comodo Internet Security
  • FortiClient Endpoint Security Suite
  • Immunet Pro
  • Panda Cloud Antivirus

References include: TechMixer (2010)[2]

Most of these Anti-Virus programs also offer a paid addition which has extra features, such as a firewall and tech support. -Chops 20:31, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Post infection

  • Microsoft: Malicious Software Removal Tool (2009)[3]
  • McAfee : Stinger

Icon References.png References

  1. Fox News(2009, March 24) Computer Virus 'Time Bomb' Could Go Off April. Retrieved March 25, 2009 from,2933,510296,00.html
  2. TechMixer (2010) Best 2010 Free Anti Virus Software. Retrieved August 31, 2010 from
  3. Microsoft: Malicious Software Removal Tool (2009) The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, or Windows 2000. Retrieved July 1, 2009 from

Virus/Anti-virus software. (2018). In virtualMV's ( Michael Verhaart ) wiki. Retrieved December 16, 2018, from    (zotero)