Not many would know that Kaspersky Labs the publishers of the Kaspersky antivirus provides an excellent freeware tool for removing all kinds of Malware. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a fully functional, on-demand and frequently updated utility that can detect and remove viruses, Trojans, worms, Spyware, Adware and rootkits from a PC. This tool is highly configurable, options to scan particular folders, scan depth customization, use combination of signature detection and heuristic analyzer, rootkit deep scan etc are available.
This tool also supports quarantining of the suspicious objects and backup of the modified files. This utility can be installed to an infected machine as Windows Safe Mode is supported. It supports running from an USB flash drive.
There is an option to to perform an Automatic Scan or a Manual Cure. In the automatic scan mode, the program will search for malware and delete them. You may define the objects to be scanned. By default System memory, Startup objects and Disk boot sectors are scanned.
The Manual Cure mode is useful when the automatic scan could not perform full cleanup of all Malware. In the Manual Cure mode, a system information log is sent to Kaspersky experts for analysis and the cure is usually through interactive scripting language.
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool runs on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7.
The limitations of this freeware is that Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is not capable for real-time (on-access) protection of your computer. As soon as your computer is cleaned you are supposed to remove the tool and install a full version of antivirus software. Since it doesn’t have an built in updater, the user needs to download the full package every time.
This is a must-have tool for cleaning an infected PC as it supports safe mode. If your main antivirus software is disabled by the malware, you can download this tool to an USB flash drive using another clean computer to disinfect your system. Kaspersky Anti-Virus, regularly receives top awards in tests conducted by respected international research centers and IT publications. It is nice to have a freeware from a commercial vendor that is powerful, un-crippled and capable of removing all kinds of Malware. It is useful as an on-demand scanner run periodically to supplement your regular real-time anti virus software.
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