Nowadays, Internet threats are ever-increasing and new malware is frequently detected. Despite the fact that security software developers strive to keep up with this pace, dangerous viruses might still breach the system protection layers. Moreover, certain infections cannot be deleted using a standard antivirus and security program, requiring a dedicated removal tool, such as Virus Cleaner.
This application aims to detect and eradicate over 700 viruses and their variants that might have infected your PC during browsing sessions, when accessing websites that hosts them. Among these you can find BackDoor.Agent.A-Z, AA-BG, Downloader.Agent.AS, I-Worm/Bagle.A-Z, AA-BA, I-Worm/Bugbear.D, I-Worm/Sasser.A-F, AA-AD, PSW.Bispy.A-E.
Please note that this utility does not replace a complete security solution, since it is tailored to deal with specific types of infections only and does not provide real-time protection. Its main advantage is that it specializes in detecting certain types of virus behavior, which might not be included in the signatures of your permanent antivirus.
The aforementioned infections affect your computer differently. For instance, BackDoor.Agent exploits system vulnerabilities in order to allow unauthorized access to the victim computer, Downloader.Agent grabs and executes online malicious files, Sasser affects the system stability and displays a shutdown timer, while the Bagle and the Bugbear worms use their own SMTP engine to send mass mails to other users.
The majority of these infections are already patched by Windows’ security packages or surpassed by other malware families. Nevertheless, if you suspect that your PC hosts one of these viruses, Virus Cleaner can lend you a helping hand.
As soon as you run it, Virus Cleaner initiates the in-depth scanning process by analyzing the active processes, the memory and all the files that are stored on the 'C:\’ drive. Depending on the number of running applications and the size of the drives, the scanning process might take more or less time and a system reboot is required for the changes to take place.
Preventing an infection is definitely better than finding removal solutions. Most of the viruses that Virus Cleaner is targeted at are no longer recent threats, but if you experienced some of the described side effects, it doesn’t hurt to give it a try.