I use a selective number of tools that are in my system cleanup arsenal to clean our computers and friend’s computers. Even with an efficient Virus scanner, a Firewall and a resident Spybot malware checker, some malware sneak into our computer sometimes.
I have the habit of keeping these programs in my flash drive so I could take it to a friends place easily. But, it is a pain to keep up with the latest versions of these programs.
Anti-Malware toolkit is just going to make that easy for us. You don’t have to hunt for these tools and download them individually anymore to clean up a malware-ridden computer.
- Just download Anti-malware toolkit – needs .NET 2.0
- Select the programs you need to install from a list of recommended programs
- Has the essential malware fighting apps such as Spyware Blaster, CCleaner, RogueRemover, SUPERAntiSpyware, Anti-Malware, Spybot S&D, HijackThis
- Also, it has options to download recommended software such as Firefox, Thunderbird, Opera & Avast anti-virus to further edicate users on using safer programs.
- Available as an installer or in portable format (zip file) which is perfect for a flash drive.
- Also, has a list of utilities such as AutoRuns, ProcessExplorer, Unlocker, etc.
- Flags incompatible software so you can stay away from it
If you are the tech support person for your family and your friends, this is a must have and can help you quickly get to most of the utilities you need in cleaning up a computer. Plus, you can also install a suite of utilities that will help reduxe your trips to their living rooms, unless you get free beer in those visits.
Even if you don’t play the tech-support and actually a recipeint of it, this can be a great start to clean your computer yourself. Start out with a few in the list in this utility and you will see it just makes your PC hum along nicely. I clean sweep our computers atleast once a month and this is also the time I review and uninstall programs that I don’t use anymore. Also, for smaller utilities I prefer the portable version even for my PC, as I can just delete them anytime and that way they don’t mess with mt registry, startup settings, etc.
When was the last time you checked your PC for malware? How often do you do it?