virus hunt

  duvat 15:11 11 Jan 2007

my own PC is virus protected by norton 06-but my mate who recently bought a quality laptop with norton protection had to take it back when it started to slow down. The engineer who looked at it said there was a virus in it,which he removed and advised that norton did not give adequate protection against this, before removing and replacing with a better protection free of charge.
My mate said he watched while the engineer scanned the PC without using norton or exterior software to find rogue virus's, etc-is there any way I can try this myself?

  p;3 15:33 11 Jan 2007

bookmarking as intrigued by the question

how do you know that the engineer did NOT use an external source to check for viruses?

of interest, Norton is considered by many to be a resourse hogger

there are sites to use for on line scanners if you would like that?

do you think you might be infected?

  VoG II 15:34 11 Jan 2007

Maybe he used an on-line scan:

BitDefender Free Online Virus Scan
click here
Make sure you tick AutoClean under Scan Options.

Panda ActiveScan
click here
Make sure you tick Disinfect automatically under Scan Options.

Housecall at TrendMicro
click here
Make sure you tick Auto Clean.

eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner
click here

  p;3 19:39 11 Jan 2007

??what happened to the virus hunt?

  p;3 15:52 12 Jan 2007

again; how was this sorted?

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