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malware removal

Apple Flashback malware removal tool

Apple Flashback malware removal tool
Free

Apple Flashback malware removal tool

Official tool for removing the Flashback malware.

Free
Publisher: Apple Downloads: 3,587
Malware Scanner

Malware Scanner
Free to try

Malware Scanner

Protect your system from various Active X-based threats.

Free to try
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User rating
Publisher: Malware Remover Downloads: 25,134
Malware Hunter

Malware Hunter
Free to try

Malware Hunter

Detect and remove malware from PC.

Free to try
Publisher: Glarysoft Downloads: 7,932
Mac Malware Remover

Mac Malware Remover
Free

Mac Malware Remover

Removes malware: FlashBack, MacKontrol, Sabpab and Olyx.

Free
Editors' rating
User rating
Publisher: Mid Atlantic Consulting Downloads: 98,538
Malware Guardian

Malware Guardian
Free to try

Malware Guardian

Detect and remove malicious files your antivirus software misses.

Free to try
Publisher: Malware Guardian Downloads: 696 External File

This software is available to download from the publisher site.

Malware Uninstaller

Malware Uninstaller
Free to try

Malware Uninstaller

Uninstall pop-ups and malicious browser plugins.

Free to try
Publisher: InCode Solutions Downloads: 364
Malware Remover Backdoor Guard

Malware Remover Backdoor Guard
Free to try

Malware Remover Backdoor Guard

Protect your PC from hackers, Trojan horses, and malicious software.

Free to try
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Publisher: Malware Remover Downloads: 26,282
EMCO Malware Destroyer

EMCO Malware Destroyer
Free

EMCO Malware Destroyer

Remove Malware, Trojans, and dialers from your PC.

Free
Editors' rating
User rating
Publisher: EMCO Software Downloads: 56,255
EMCO Network Malware Cleaner

EMCO Network Malware Cleaner
Free to try

EMCO Network Malware Cleaner

Clean up your network from viruses, worms, Trojans, and adware.

Free to try
User rating
Publisher: EMCO Software Downloads: 31,111
NoVirusThanks Malware Remover

NoVirusThanks Malware Remover
Free

NoVirusThanks Malware Remover

Remove Malware and Trojans from the computer.

Free
Publisher: NoVirusThanks Downloads: 3,989
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About Malware Removal

Malware can range from mischievous software that displays unwanted ads on your computer to vicious apps that spy on your activities, steal personal information, corrupt or delete your files, and even hold the contents of your hard disk for ransom. While malware is easy to acquire from opening an email attachment or downloading what looks like legitimate software, it can be tougher to remove. Fortunately, anti-malware software can guard against attacks and help remove malicious software, returning your system back to a safe state.

Malware Removal


FAQ: Malware Removal

  • How to prevent infection
    While running malware-detection software is an easy first step to keeping your system healthy, you must still take an active role in safeguarding your computer and information. Make sure you're practicing safe computing. Keep your apps and OS up to date. Install the updates for your operating system and apps. By keeping your software current, you can help ensure your system is protected from new threats.

    Be really careful about clicking links. Malicious links are a big and increasingly sophisticated security risk. Be skeptical of links in email and on websites; hover your cursor over the link before you click it to see if the address looks suspicious.

    Download software from trusted sites. Stay safe and download apps through a trusted website, as reputable sites run malware checks on the software they offer.

    Be careful on public Wi-Fi. Use a secure connection when transmitting sensitive information, such as a financial transaction. For additional security, a VPN allows you to create a private connection over a public network to send and receive sensitive data, such as credit-card information.

  • What to do if you become infected

    Hopefully you were farsighted and already installed a malware removal tool from Malwarebytes, Microsoft, or Norton, in which case, just open it up and let it run. But if your system is infected and you've not yet installed anti-malware software, it's not over yet. You may still be able to download a removal tool and start cleaning up the mess. However, some malware will block you from downloading and installing apps just for this reason. If the malware won't let you download anything, you may be able to use a malware removal app off a flash drive. You can download Malwarebytes Chameleon, for example, on a second machine, load it on a flash drive, plug it in on the infected machine, and start it up.


  • Recommended Windows anti-malware apps

    Malwarebytes

    Malwarebytes makes the definitive tool.

    Avast

    Avast makes a highly rated and easy-to-use app.

    Bitdefender

    Bitdefender's software consistently ranks high in independent lab tests.

    Kaspersky

    Kaspersky's software also scores well on AV-Test.

    McAfee

    Norton has a comprehensive set of malware and security tools.


Recommended Android anti-malware apps

Bitdefender

On the Android side, Bitdefender, makes a highly recommended app.

Kaspersky

So does Kaspersky, earning top marks from AV-Test.


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