Symantec free security check - where is it?

  Halmer 09:47 02 Jan 2006


I want to run the free check on my new PC but can't find it. Does anyone know where it is please?

  VoG II 10:04 02 Jan 2006

click here near the bottom of the page.

  Halmer 10:21 02 Jan 2006


  playmofire 10:40 02 Jan 2006

I wouldn't bother - if it's anything like Norton Personal Firewall it won't work anyway!

  Fingees 10:50 02 Jan 2006

Go to

click here

It's a new Microsoft service.
It gives a free scan
It not only checks security, but your whole system,
including whether or not you need a de frag.

It takes a while to run, but I found it well worth while.

  Meshuga 12:39 02 Jan 2006

I agree with fingees. I have been having virus problems which I could not remove. Having seen this posting I have just tried it and it found 2 viruses and 14 infected files. It removed the viruses and cleaned the files. And its free.

  Meshuga 13:23 02 Jan 2006

Further to my above post I have just rerun the scan and, having found viruses and infected files the 1st time and removed them, this time it shows no viruses found. It appears to be reliable but time will tell.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Alienware 17 R4 2017 review

These brilliant Lego posters show just what children's imaginations are capable of

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment réinitialiser votre PC, ordinateur portable ou tablette Windows ?