How To Remove Malware Using Trend Micro Free Products


17.10.2009

If you are looking for applications that can help you remove malware from your computer, Trend Micro has a suite of free tools that are both effective and easy to use.

Trend Micro HouseCall

Trend Micro House Call is a light but powerful anti-malware application. One nice thing about it is that you don’t have to install it on your computer. Copy the application on your hard drive and you are set to go (you can also run it from an USB stick). Trend Micro HouseCall will automatically update itself when you launch it, which is a great thing for beginners.

Another reason why we recommend this application for users without too much experience is the fact that the interface is really intuitive and easy to use. All the information is there so you can quickly scan, detect and remove hardware from your computer. And since we mentioned the scanning process, you can choose the scan type you want (Quick, Full or Custom) from the Scan Type tab in the Options menu.

Once you selected the type of scan you want, press the scan button and Trend Micro HouseCall will start looking for malware in your computer. The progress is marked by a progress bar and you will also get information about what file is currently scanned and how many threats it found so far. When the scan is finished, you can select the appropriate action for each detected threat and then click the “fix now” button to start removing the threats.

This is a great application you can use to scan your computer for malware and remove the ones you found. Unfortunately, Trend Micro HouseCall does not offer any real-time protection but other than that, it is one of the best ways to remove malware from your system.

Click here to download Trend Micro HouseCall for free.

Trend Micro RUBotted

For those of you that don’t already know, bots are malicious files that once installed on your computer will use your system to connect to Botnets network. Once in that network, you computer’s resources will be used for all sorts of illegal actions such as spam, web server attacks, etc. Trend Micro provides a free, small and powerful application called RUBotted that will run in your system tray and warn you when a bot has been detected so you can take the proper action.

Click Here to download Trend Micro RUBotted for free.

Trend Micro CW Shredder

This small application does one thing and one thing only: it removes the CoolWeb virus. Considering the fact that CoolWeb is one of the most annoying viruses around and that a lot of users have to deal with it, CWShredder can become very handy for a lot of people. We recommend that you download this free product and keep it around so you can quickly remove CoolWeb from your computer if it ever got infected.

Click here to download Trend Micro CW Shredder for free.

There you go: while there are a bunch of programs that deal with security threats, very few are as effective in what they do and as simple to use as the ones mentioned above. All these applications can prove to be very useful, especially if you are trying to remove malware from another computer.

Tags: trend, micro, computer, scan, free, remove, malware, application, housecall, click, thing, download, coolweb, very, there, rubotted, once, type, system, threats, users, detected, button, recommend, another, great, looking, action, fact, quickly