Newer and deadlier malware is being created every single day and this makes the fight against malware and other related threats a hard struggle even if you have installed a regular anti-virus software on your PC. The only way to improve your PC’s security against such threats is to use a combination of different security tools. For example, I personally use a regular antivirus product along with IObit Malware Fighter to stay protected. Not only that, I keep trying out other portable security tools from time to time like McAfee Stinger or EMCO Malware Destroyer.
The benefit of using a mixed set of security tools is that the malware cannot slip through the security checks of all these tools even if it manages to go under the radar of one product. EMCO Malware Destroyer is one of these tools that can be used along with other security products without causing any conflict.
EMCO Malware Destroyer is a free anti-malware tool that allows you to scan your PC or the accessible computers connected over a network for malware and remove them if possible. The software performs a very fast scan and uses a virus definitions database of over 18000 signatures and can search for the most popular or general malware. On my Windows 8.1 machine, the scan was completed in less than 20 seconds.
The interface of the program might look a little bit overwhelming, but you can start by clicking on the Scan Wizards button and then choosing Scan My Computer. This will initiate the scanning and many usual areas where the malware hides itself would be checked for the presence of malware. The detected threats are enlisted and you can either examine the results or choose to remove the threats. On my Windows 8.1 PC, it did not detect any threats.
Conclusion: EMCO Malware Destroyer can be used to add an extra layer of defense against the malware. It can perform a fast scan for a wide variety of common malware using a smaller set of virus definitions and allows you to remove the found threats from your PC.
You can download EMCO Malware Destroyer from http://emcosoftware.com/malware-destroyer.