Windows Malware Removal Tools

Here is my recommended list of utilities for removing malware from a Windows computer. All of these tools are free although some may require you to register to download. None of these tools provide any real-time protection. For that, you’ll send to use a separate free or paid anti-virus/anti-malware client or service.

Top Malware Removal Tools

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

AdwCleaner (Free)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

Rootkit Removal Tools
Here are some useful rootkit removal tools for dealing with difficult to remove malware and viruses:

Kaspersky Lab’s TDSSKiller
http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/TDSSKiller (requires registration)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tdsskiller/ (no registration required)

Norton Power Eraser
https://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx

Trend Micro Rootkit Buster
http://www.trendmicro.com/download/rbuster.asp

Sophos Rootkit Removal
http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-anti-rootkit.aspx (requires registration)

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