Looking for a free virus scan? Look no more!
I have completed a number of tests using viruses that were sent to my email address; I took the attachments (viruses), placed them on an old computer I had sitting around (making sure not to unzip or run them), and visited the most popular online virus scanning sites on the net. My review of them and their links can be found below.
Some sites had a free virus scan but it was crippled, such as scanning for the virus but not letting you delete the virus without buying their software first. In fact, some of these sites wanted you to buy online even though I had a virus on my computer! Like anyone is going to give credit card information across the web when it could have a recording virus watching in the background!
Online Virus Scan
If a website pulled stunts like this, then I excluded them from the list of sites offering free virus scans, so what you see below is just quality companies. Many times, a site might find most, but not all of the viruses while virus scanning site might find viruses the others missed, but miss some that the other found.
I know, sounds confusing, so this is what you should do – pick three sites and scan your computer for viruses with each one. By using more than one free virus scan, you’ll greatly increase the odds of finding the tricky ones.
Note: I had to rework this free virus scanning list for legal reasons. Until I can change this page, visit Microsoft’s free virus scan for an excellent check of your system!