In case you donâ€™t have an anti-virus software here is an online utility that can be useful. Infectedornot is an online free service where you can do your PC scan for any possible virus threats to your PC. Here is what you have to do – You go to the above website and do one of the three free checks:
1. A 60 seconds scan to check for major active viruses.
2. A 5 minute scan of your PC for viruses.
3. A Total Scan of your PC which will take up to an hour.
The site also gives interesting data about worldwide virus threats in percentage terms and by a world map representation of countries with viruses. This is based on thousands of PCs scanned by the website in the last 24 hours. According to the site around 17% of the PCs are infected with a virus. France, Mexico, Spain and Italy are more infected countries than others. The virus scan is powered by Panda Software. Try this out – It is quite likely that it may find some viruses which the installed anti virus software on your PC may not be detecting. The 1 minute check gave my PC a clean chit and I am now doing the total scan check. It seems to have detected some viruses, spywares and trojans. The total scan searches for 1.7 million viruses, spyware, Trojans and other threats.
I use the Free AVG Anti-Virus Software and it seems ok for a basic check, although it does not seem to find every kind of worm and Trojan. But it does download updates every day.
Which anti virus software do you use? And which free service do you think is the best?