Spyware or Malware is a general term for software that is installed on your computer usually without your consent and comes in many forms. It can produce pop-ups, change your computer settings, change your home page and direct your web browser to other sites, track your web surfing habits and steal personal and sensitive information and lots more, all without you knowing about it. Bots and Botnets are also a growing threat.
Ransomware Ransomware is the new type of malware, it can lock your computer or encrypt your files in an effort to get you to pay a ransom, then even if you do pay, there is no guarantee that you will get your files back.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and How to use Malwarebytes guide.
Free pro version for 14 days with realtime protection, then reverts to a manual scanner that detects and cleans up malware infections only when you run a scan.
Get Malwarebytes installed and running when blocked by malicious programs.
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Rkill will attempt to terminate known malware processes so your normal security software can then run and remove the infections.
Free version for home use.
Detect unknown threats and eliminate them.
All New Engine and still free.
Scroll down the page for the free version.
Anti-Malware and Anti-Spyware, the paid version also has Antivirus.
A program that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and Browser Hijackers from your computer.
Only run this program at the request of an experienced forum helper.
Junkware Removal Tool
Removes common Adware, Toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.
TrendMicro RuBotted 2.0 Beta
Are you part of a botnet?
Scan and monitor your computer for bots.
Prevent the installation of Spyware and other potentially unwanted software.
Startup and hijack analyzer.
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
There is a link to a list of what it removes on the page.
Trend Micro Rootkit Buster
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA
Beta programs are unfinished programs in the test phase.
Detects and removes Rootkits.
Kespersky Lab TDSSkiller
List of Rootkits it removes on Kespersky site