Five Best Malware Removal Tools

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Five Best Malware Removal Tools


The internet—unfortunately—isn’t a never-ending buffet of secure open-source software and Bollywood-style musicals starring LOLCats. There are people and organizations that delight in stealing your personal data, hijacking your computer, and making a general nuisance of themselves through malicious software. This week we’re highlighting the top five tools for removing software with ill intentions from you PC.

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Spybot Search & Destroy (Windows, Freeware)

2Spyware.com

SUPERAntiSpyware (Windows, $US30)

ComboFix (Windows, Freeware)

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (Windows, $US25)

Antivirus XP 2008

HijackThis (Windows, Freeware)

BleepingComputerSpywareInfoForumHijackThis.de

An honorable mention goes to “Reformat” as a popular nominee in this week’s Hive Five. Apparently sometimes when you find a mouse in the kitchen the only way to be sure there aren’t any more of them in the walls is to burn the whole house down.

Have a malware horror story, a favourite tool, or a prevention tip you want to share? Sound off in the comments below.

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