Free tools to remove viruses, malware & spyware

  • AdwCleaner is a tool that deletes Adware/Toolbar/PUP/Hijacker

  • ESET Online Virus Scanner

  • Malwarebytes removes worms, trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware and more

  • Microsoft Safety Scanner removes virusus, spyware, and other malicious software

  • RogueKiller removes generic malwares and some advanced threats such as rootkits, rogues, worms

  • HouseCall can fix a wide range of threats including viruses, worms, trojans, and spyware


  • Robocopy is a great command line utility and included with Windows.

  • Handy Backup is my favorite inexpensive backup tool for everyday protection.