Anti-Virus: get a second opinion

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Your anti-virus vendor might be a few days (or more) behind on particular viruses. For this reason, it’s good to scan your computer with an online virus scanner. Symantec, Panda Software, Trend Micro, Kaspersky, and F-Secure are among those that have good online scanners that just might detect a virus that your installed anti-virus program missed.

Links for online virus scanners:

BitDefenderBitDefender (bonus – free removal):

http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

Symantec Security CheckSymantec:

http://security.symantec.com/default.asp?productid=symhome&langid=ie&venid=sym

Panda ActiveScanPanda:

http://www.pandasoftware.com (look for the ActiveScan link on the home page)

Trend Micro HousecallTrend Micro:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Kaspersky Online ScannerKaspersky:

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

CA eTrust Antivirus WebscannerCA:

http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

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