In an effort to reduce the effect of viruses and malware/spyware on campus computers, we have compiled a list of programs that the ITS staff has found useful in combating these security threats.
ESET Online Scanner: ESET offers a great free virus/malware scanning tool that runs from the web. It is intended to be used to clean a computer, however does not replace a full antivirus software package.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Detect and quickly remove malicious threats to your computer.
Kaspersky TDSSKiller Root Kit removal tool: Kaspersky Lab TDSSkiller is a tool designed to remove some of the worst threats, a root kit. It only looks at this specific type of threat, so it should be used to supplement other antivirus software.
Download the EXE version here: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/utility#TDSSKiller
Spybot Search and Destroy: Spybot is a tool that is very good at cleaning malware and spyware threats from your computer. It is best used to supplement the other tools listed.
AdwCleaner: AdwCleaner is an excellent tool for the removal of browser hijacks and other nuisance threats. It often finds threats that some of the other tools miss. Run this as a final pass, it will prompt you to reboot when it is done.
RKill : RKill is a program that was developed at BleepingComputer.com that attempts to terminate known malware processes so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections.