what is a good malware/virus clean up program for windows 10

Chicano

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Some antimalwares may detect some viruses but not most of them and the same applies to any antivirus... they may detect some malwares but not most of them. So, you may need a specific type of security program for each type of infection. And besides, free versions of antimalwares only offer scanning detections, with real time protection requiring payment. Some free antivirus programs may offer online protection and some may not... all paid versions offer online protecion.

For malware you need an antimalware... Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is the best.
For viruses you need an anivirus... Avast is the best rated antivirus with online protection.
For Adware (in case of) you'll need AdwCleaner
For stubborn virus infections, an Avast boot scan may be the solution, or Combofix if Avast doesn't hack it. Combofix for MS Windows 7/XP/Vista 32-bit and 64-bit systems only, not for Windows 8/8.1/10. The combofix page says it's for malware but I have used it successfully for viruses and many people recommend it as well for virus removal.


https://www.malwarebytes.org/
https://www.avast.com/windows#comparison
https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/
http://www.combofix.org/

Virus And Malware Software Removal With ComboFix [Windows]
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/virus-and-malware-software-removal-with-combofix-windows-download/
 

Chicano

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Some antimalwares may detect some viruses but not most of them and the same applies to any antivirus... they may detect some malwares but not most of them. So, you may need a specific type of security program for each type of infection. And besides, free versions of antimalwares only offer scanning detections, with real time protection requiring payment. Some free antivirus programs may offer online protection and some may not... all paid versions offer online protecion.

For malware you need an antimalware... Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is the best.
For viruses you need an anivirus... Avast is the best rated antivirus with online protection.
For Adware (in case of) you'll need AdwCleaner
For stubborn virus infections, an Avast boot scan may be the solution, or Combofix if Avast doesn't hack it. Combofix for MS Windows 7/XP/Vista 32-bit and 64-bit systems only, not for Windows 8/8.1/10. The combofix page says it's for malware but I have used it successfully for viruses and many people recommend it as well for virus removal.


https://www.malwarebytes.org/
https://www.avast.com/windows#comparison
https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/
http://www.combofix.org/

Virus And Malware Software Removal With ComboFix [Windows]
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/virus-and-malware-software-removal-with-combofix-windows-download/
 

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i use the top 2 mentioned^^, avast on demand, only use 3 main shields; deselect all the other crap with customized install, then mwb 1x a week non on demand(if free this is default)
 

detroitwillfall

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i will have to give those a try!
 

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I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2017, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitMan Pro, and keeps my PC clean from malware :)
 
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