The virus is passé, malware is the new thing to worry about. Many of us were born in the era of DoS remember its destructive ways. But none come close to the malware that is circulating today. We have a malware for everything from stealing financial information, stealing social media login credentials to locking down our PC for ransom. No matter how proficient you in managing your PC, a single malware can cause huge loss.
The malware is proportional to the use. If you visit a lot of spurious websites like torrents, the chances are that you will be infected soon. Avoiding spurious websites doesn’t mean you are safe as a seemingly genuine email from your close friend can be a trap.
The best way forward is to be very careful about clicking on links or visiting websites. Another much better way is to regularly check your Windows PC to detect malware and remove them instantly. Most anti-malware products offer real-time protection against malware and today we are going to study the top 5 which offer you genuine protection for your Windows PC and laptops.
List of 10 best malware removal tools for Windows PC
1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes is perhaps the only anti-malware product which has a focussed target. Most other products are anti-virus which have evolved into anti-malware products. It has a very fine real-time malware detection and removal. Malwarebytes can run along with your current antivirus software and uses very little resources. The free version offers only malware removing tools while its premium version allows you to schedule scanning during off-peak hours. The premium version also has a good phishing and hacking protection tool.
2. Spybot Search & Destroy
Spybot Search & Destroy is another App dedicated to malware protection. IT also has a real-time tool to search for malware and destroy them without consuming that much time. While Spybot is free for private users, a paid version is available for heavy users that need installation of the tool in a big number of PCs.
Both versions offer similar anti-malware and spyware protection and other features.
3. BitDefender Internet Security
As said above, Apps like BitDefender Internet Security are basically antivirus tools which offer malware-removal tool as an add-on. Among the antivirus software available in the market, BitDefender App does the best job of removing unwanted and malicious Apps.
BitDefender is a paid app and offers protected browsing and a two-way firewall. BitDefender also offers remote protection, USB immunizer to get rid of viruses, autopilot, OneClick Optimizer etc.
4. Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+
One of the worst things that can happen to you is an infection of adware in your browser. This not only eats up resources but also leads you to the unwanted website. Sometimes, it becomes difficult to work with a browser infected with adware. Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ does a good job of protecting your browser from such infections. Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ is free and also offers dangerous files and malware removal tool. It has additional features like downloads protection, automatic threat updates, safe browsing etc.
5. AVG Antivirus 2018
AVG Antivirus 2015 is another antivirus solution that doubles up as malware removing tool. AVG Antivirus 2018 offers a good real-time malware protection tool. It also has an inbuilt spurious link protection tool for those phishing emails. It gives you option of encrypting your data and shredding files to make them disappear permanently.