If your computer is infected by malware, then you can use many of the freely available virus cleaner software on the internet. The Multi Virus Cleaner is one of such software that can detect and remove some of the more prevalent viruses, trojans and spyware from your system. Multi Virus Cleaner is regularly updated and can detect over 15,000 common viruses, worms, trojans and spyware (including all variants of the Sober, MyDoom and Bagle viruses).
You can download Multi Virus Cleaner from the VirusKeeper software website. The program is available in form of a installable application. The download is around 15 megabytes. After the installation, you can launch Multi Virus Cleaner from its desktop shortcut. It may launch in the French language interface, but you can easily match the entries with the following snapshot and proceed.
In the main Multi Virus Cleaner, you can choose a type of scan – quick scan, full scan, deep scan or custom scan. The quick scan is faster and scans only risky areas of your system. The full scan goes through all the files on your hard disk and takes longer to complete. The deep scan goes one more step ahead the full scan and scans all the files deeply. In the custom scan, you can specify which folders you want to scan for malware. There are also some other options like memory scan and spyware which scan items in memory and scan for common spyware respectively. After selecting a scan mode, you can click on the Next button to start the scanning.
The scan may take a long or short time to complete depending on the scan type you have selected. During the scan if Multi Virus Cleaner detects a malware it would ask your confirmation to delete it. You can also make it automatically delete the detected malware by changing this option in the Multi Virus Cleaner settings. The progress of how many files have been scannned and how many of them have been found to be infected is continuously displayed in the window. At the end of the scan a summary shall be shown.
Multi Virus Cleaner is an effective program to detect and remove the known viruses and spyware from your system, but it is not a replacement for a regular antivirus product like avast! free antivirus. If Multi Virus Cleaner succeeds in detecting any malware on your system, then you should also scan your PC with ESET Online Scanner and remove all the threats it finds. If you are a novice Windows user, then you may consider getting professional help from security experts.
You can download Multi Virus Cleaner from http://www.viruskeeper.com/.