The software listed below is simply “the best of the best” for detecting and removing malware.  How can I say this?  What gives ME the right to make such claims?

It’s Simple.

I see dozens of clients every week with malware infections (a.k.a – a virus infection) and I know what will clean their computer as quickly and completely as possible.

Please note that most of the software listed below is FREE and some cost a few bucks.  If you would like to see the applications “in action” please stop by my YouTube Channel and watch these applications battle it out with 1000+ pieces of malware!

Malwarebytes (a.k.a – mbam)

Product Type = Anti-Malware (anti – virus, spyware, adware, rogueware, rootkit, trojan, dialer, logger)

Product Cost = Free (for on demand scans and on demand updating)

Malwarebytes is the conerstone of my malware removal toolkit.  Take a look at some of it’s features below:

  • it’s small, only a mere 2.42 MB
  • installs and updates in seconds in normal or safemode
  • scans memory, files and registry
  • offers quick, context and full scanning
  • removes all forms of malware after a scan has been completed (may require reboot)
  • free for manual updating, scanning and removal of malware

Download Malwarebytes

SuperAntiSpyware (a.k.a – sas)

Product Type = Anti-Malware (anti – virus, spyware, adware, rogueware, rootkit, trojan, dialer, logger)

Product Cost = Free (for on demand scans and on demand updating)

SuperAntiSpyware features:

  • small in size, only 5.55 mb
  • installs and updates in seconds
  • scans memory, files and registry
  • removes all forms of malware after a scan has been completed (may require reboot)
  • free for manual updating, scanning and removal of malware

Download SuperAntiSpyware

Spyware Doctor With Antivirus

Product Type = Anti-Malware (anti – virus, spyware, adware, rogueware, rootkit, trojan, dialer, logger)

Product Cost = $39.99 for 3 computers

  • massive detection database
  • amazing cleaning abilities
  • installs, updates, scans and removes in normal or safemode
  • automatic updates and realtime protection

Download Spyware Doctor with Antivirus

61 Responses to Removal

  1. anthony March 9, 2010 at 12:55 am #

    hi matt i just used malware bytes it found 9 infections that norton 2010 missed thanks !
    its been driving me crazy everyday nortons firewall has been blocking some guy from denmark thats been trying to hack me i hope it stops now cause of abam thanks

    oh and make a norton antiviruos 2010 vs kaspersky antivirus 2010 video

  2. Dennis Hochsprung March 12, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    I was looking for malware software for a new PC and I stumbled onto your website. Your reviews and suggestions sure saved me alot of time. I cannot thank you enough for your effort and posting of malware information. Thanks again and keep up the great work.

  3. B. James March 16, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    PC Tools another Symantec/Norton owned Vendor.

  4. Michael.B (Queensland, Australia) March 27, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    Spyware Doctor. Not that Great. Just had a clients machine, Spyware Doctor broke it after remove infections. Had to in place install. and then System unstable, removed, much better. MS Security Essentials installed with out a hitch, and Aways the system went.

  5. Michael.B (Queensland, Australia) March 27, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    I think a Review of the now Free Available AVG Boot CD/USB tool would be handy to have.

    • Samara October 14, 2011 at 2:15 am #

      I had AVG on my computer and still got malware on it several times. that crap doesn’t work, at least I know the free version doesn’t

  6. Rachel March 27, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    what should i do if “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage”???
    i think the virus is blocking me from those websites
    all three!!!!

  7. Mike F March 28, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    Hey Matt , I was just wondering, I see youve done a review on Microsoft Security Essentials and a review on Avira AntiVir Free , What one do you personally think is better ?

  8. Katherine April 3, 2010 at 5:24 am #

    You know, I’m not sure if this is in the right place, but I noticed the video on Eset’s NOD32 antivirus which I use and love. I’ll tell you one thing, it caught some delphi trojan that had been hiding in the cash of my FTP client, and no other AV saw it. So, I think that they have definitely improved from when you did the video. But as for PCTools, Norton, and those guys, I’d never touch them. They have just been in my way. Both hogging up space and in the way of my screen reader.

  9. Jay (england) April 10, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    i was wondering can you do a review of symantec endpoint protection the corp addtion as i would like to see how good it is at detecting rootkits and other malware and see if it can get ride of it and gmer review is well and the website you download it from. you do great reviews and your website has helped me keep it up well done ^_^

  10. Nick April 11, 2010 at 10:18 am #

    Hey matt love ur vid’s and all the info ur putting out but i was wondering if u could do a video on Avira…!!

  11. ted April 13, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    I use a-squared free and webroot spy sweep works fine.

  12. John F April 20, 2010 at 1:47 am #

    Thank you for the recommendation of mbam. It found 12 things Norton and Panda Cloud didn’t and removed them.

  13. Blanca April 29, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    My computer is infected by an adware rogue and a trojen. Because of this I don’t have access to the internet is there a way to remove the malware. Is it by using safe mode.

  14. Tomislav May 8, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    Thanks a lot Matt, these programs are great. They removed a lot of malware from my PC. I just used the first two programs and i already see the difference ( my PC is already faster). Good job man, thanks once more and keep up with the good work.

  15. Mike May 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    Here are all the security programs I have installed on my PC:
    Avast! Pro
    PC Tools Firewall Plus
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Hitman pro 3.5.5
    I also have the WOT addon installed on my firefox, it acts as a very effective web shield.

    This is a very good combo and so far I have not had a single virus on this computer.

  16. Luke June 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    Great Job! These Saved My Computer Well… I Need More Ideas For Anti-rootkits I Feel Scared Of Rootkits, Viruses, Spyware, Hackers, Worms, Trojans, Help!

  17. Mario July 1, 2010 at 6:56 am #

    Can Malwarebytes pro interfeit with another antivirus program?(example: my Avast 5 free)? Sorry for my english but I am from Italy

  18. Daniel July 15, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    I have installed Avast 5 and Malwarebytes pro and they didn’t really like each other but when i used the free MBAM with Avast never had a problem.

  19. James July 17, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    The main reason why people have been having trouble with their AV’s conflicting with MBAM paid is you have 2 REAL-TIME SCANNERS – in the world of anti-viruses, that’s just as dangerous as running no AV at all, as both AV’s try and fight the infection- moving the file while locked in another AV’s quarantine, and so on.

    To solve this major problem: Right click on the MBAM logo. If you have a real-time scanner, disable MBAM’s, and leave IP blocking on. MBAM’s real-time isn’t that good anyways.

  20. Ron July 26, 2010 at 11:22 pm #

    You should replace SpywareDoctot with like MSE or Avast 5. Cause as of now Spyware Doctor With Antivirus is just not as good as it once used to be.

  21. Leo July 27, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    what do i do to rid my computer of all the malicious programs

  22. Daniel July 27, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    Just use malwarebytes should get rid of most rouge programs and other malware in your system.

  23. Acylum August 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    I’m kinda sticking with G Data TotalCare 2011 & Comodo Firewall 4.1, incase something get past what usually doesn’t i use Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Hitman Pro 3.5 if someone really wanna be 99.9% safe, then i just pop-up Sanboxie and just… poown everything in my way, Thank you matt 🙂

  24. Scott August 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    Matt thank you so much for being an honest genuine guy, your advice and tutorials have been a god send, i’m now able to help out family and friends with ease and confidence. P.S. My PC is running faster and smoother than ever. Thank you Matt 😀

    • malwarekilla August 31, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

      @Scott – Thanks Scott, that’s great to hear!

  25. MalWareHelp1998 September 2, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    Don’t use AVG Free It Just Hogs All The memory In Your Computer!!!

  26. Ryan September 30, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    this site sucks hard z cant even register…..they didnt fix registration over 1 months and now when they say its fixed its not…….tard owner

  27. Jannik October 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

    Thanks for this site Matt! 🙂

    Using multible on-demand scanners is really a must, if you want to be sure that your system is clean.

    I’m uses Malwarebytes Free, Superantispyware Free, HijackThis, Emsisoft Emergency Kit as my second opinion 😉

  28. Rob November 10, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    I wanted to share what I went threw with Microsoft Security Essentials.
    I got a BAD infection about a month ago. And the software did not even see what was going on. It started out as a fake AV, and loaded up stuff from there.


  29. elliotcroft November 12, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    MBAM pro doesn’t conflict with antivirus programs. MBAM pro also performed a lot better at preventing in other tests on youtube.

  30. Jason November 24, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    Hey guys I need some help, a virus of some sort recently entered a PC in my household…the computer doesn’t boot into normal windows (it freezes on the starting windows screen) it’s a 64bit Windows 7 Pro computer.

    Mbam and SAS has found and cleaned infections but it still won’t boot, I’ve also tried using the Bootable disk from Dr. WEB (it found and removed infections) Please HELP I’m desperate I need that computer!

    thanks in advance

  31. Ionut December 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    Hy Matt,a friend of mine has a trojan/worm that cannot let him use the “task manager” because it says it’s being disabled by the administrator.I scaned with MBAM and it has found some infected objects but after reboot they are still there.Does he have some nasty viruses of rootkills?I tried to download from bitdefender but it doesn’t let me,I think is because of the viruses.Should I try the SAS aswell?And what other programms should I use?

  32. Daniel January 2, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    Hey Ionut, Try this one

    Then scan with hitman or malwarebytes

    Try norton 360s 90 day trial

    Best of luck.

  33. Daniel January 2, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    Google task manager fix.
    Try hitman pro pretty good program.

  34. Ionut January 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    Hy man,can you test the a-squared free av?I want to see how it compares against Avira,Avast and Avg.

  35. Sam Presley January 29, 2011 at 1:19 am #


    Can you possibly do a review and Video about WebWasher v 3.4 which runs wonderfully on Windows 7 64 bis os very well???

    I use its url word blocking and allow list and get a hold of every bad link i can get my hands on and so far it keeps those bad sites from being accessed at all…

    With WebWasher i also have these domains blocked so they cannot be accessed at all

    .ru – Russian
    .cn – China
    .info – info
    .biz – biz sites
    and a few others

    To all out there Matt did a review on youtube about SandboxIE which is a terriffic Sandbox program to do your web browsing and emailing with thunderbird under and if when surfing the internet you come across a drive by infection or a virus or trojan or malware or a rootkit blast they will be contined in the sandbox and not affect your computer.. I suggest this because its a real good security app to have and I have tested some of the url’s that Matt has shown in his youtube video reviews about sandboxie and sure enough they were contained in the sandboxIE sandbox and didnt affect my os at all…

    Thank you so much Matt for this site and the Video revie3ws on YouTube. They are a computer owners dream on what security software is out there…

    By the way Sandboxie is free for a limited time then if you dont register it then after the free time it has a 5 second delay before you can browse the net using it but hey its still free even know you dont never register it but I would suggest registering it because that helps Ronen Tzur the author of it realize that there is a true need for his excellent sandboxie program and shows all of his hard work on making it and constantly patching ANY if any open holes found dealt with. With Sandboxie installed and browsing inside of it I myself havent been infected at all since I got a new pc with windows 7 64 bit ultimate on it some time ago… You might seriously wanna think bout that… Thank you all including Matt for taking the time to read my post…

  36. min% February 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    I would like to humbly suggest that spywaredoctor is a moderatly stable program at best.Over the past few years i’ve seen a fair number of lap/desktops running diff. versions of winNT freeze/crash as a result of scanning/removing with or installing spywaredoctor!.
    And thats not to mention the incredibly agressive/questionable marketing techniques this company employes.(reffering to an appearance of a pctools employee on an episode of the dr,phil show a couple of years ago. horribly misleading!!)
    This is why i dont install it on the machines of my costumers!


  37. chris February 28, 2011 at 1:36 am #

    I have Malware on my PC. I downloaded Malwarebyte but can’t open it because I get a vbAcceelertor SGridII Control “Run-time error 0 message. I found a solution on Malwarebytes website telling me to copy and paste command text into notepad. The problem is when I try to open notepad the fake security alert popup prevent me from opening notepad

  38. luke March 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    hey guy i have STOPzilla it looks like it works but if it doesnt please tell!

  39. Jack March 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    If you have it blocking the internet go to another computer save those anti-viruses (MBAM) and save the installers to a memory stick E.g sandisk, mp3 player
    that kinda thing.
    And my friend has thanked me for helping him remove 999 threats of his pc

  40. Alyssa April 5, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    i am not quite sure what virus i have but it pops up and says “activate now, 4,5,etc… malicious things infecting your computer, activate protection now” and i know it is not supposed to be there so i’ve been using safe mode on my laptop. what can i do? SuperAntiSpyware has not gotten rid of it nor has McAfee.

  41. Phil Thompkinson May 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Hey Matt,
    Perhaps it’s time that you sever your alliances with the likes of Spyware Doctor.
    I know you need to feed your family, but making a contract with the devil is both unhealthy for your karma, as well as long-time reputation.
    I tried them and right from the start began to get clear and consistent signals that they were not to be trusted. They seemed suspiciously over-motivated to relieve my computer of all existing security measures which would interfere with their having total exclusive unchallenged control over what goes in and what goes out of my computer.
    I drew the line when it displayed this very attitude by going ahead and installing a (so called) “secure search” toolbar in my (Firefox) browser without my asking.
    All my spider senses sealed the deal for me when I discovered that it couldn’t be uninstalled from the add-on page (like the usual Firefox add-ons). To liberate my computer from this foreign take-over, I was forced to crank up my Revo Uninstaller for “Safe Search” as well as “Spyware Doctor” relief.
    After Restoring my system to it’s original glory, I promptly discovered that the
    “friendly doctor” had ALSO completely turned OFF my Windows Defender (Firewall) behind my back. Now THAT’S beYOND sneaky, Matt… THAT’S flat out DIABOLICAL!!
    ..and..umm..wasn’t it YOU (Matt) who produced a 2009 video entitled
    “Why Windows Updates Are So Important” (?)
    AAANNNYway… Turn these guys loose, Matt.. You Don’t need them. They’re just using your good vibes as a front. Yes,.. SURE you stand to benefit SHORT TERM, but LONG term you’re just dirtying your hands for (future) dinner.
    So until you stand up and take heed, you won’t have the right to complain when co-opted politicians, or any other persons in positions of leadership, fills their own pockets by selling their constituency down the road…. like a Shepard leads his sheep to slaughter.
    Now, based on everything ELSE I’ve observed.. ..I Believe In You Fully, Matt.
    Bite the bullet and Do The Right Thing…while you can still recover and fly to the heights I already KNOW you can WITHOUT these people to whom You are only so much cannon fodder to be discarded and replaced after your reputation and thus usefulness is irretrievably tarnished.


    • Basscarp January 4, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

      Phil, That was a nice way in trying to convince Matt to dump a piece of sofware without sounding dictorial. With anyone, we all have to sometimes “eat the fish & spit out the bones”
      Getting rid of the “Creator Complex”, i.e. Trying to re-create someone into my own image has saved me a lot of grief in life. Have a good day and good 2012 and thanks for your input. Basscarp

  42. shre54321 June 15, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    thanks, matt for your videos they are awesome!!!!!thanks it helped me out a lot…..u do a good job…..spyware doctor is nice…dont listen to phil [the guy who wrote a comment above my comment] some people dont prefer such softwares mcafee siteadvisor flags the spywaredoctor site as bad but it isnt really bad i dont use mcafee though i was to use it earlier i now use geswall and avira on my nw laptop….keep making videos man!!!!

    • malwarekilla June 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

      @shre54321 – you’re welcome!

  43. slimfest July 15, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    thanks matt. i didnt know nothing about viruses r stuff like that on computers. I got my first computer at 39 nine years old. Its good there r people like u in this world. i enjoy ur tutorials. there easy to follw. i just havent tried any yet. i got curious about it when i called dell to check something on my computer they told me i had a lot of adware. so he was installing a free download of malwarebytes at the same time he wanted me to pay 146 dollars from a debit card of mines. I told him i didnt have the money he uninstalled it real quick. i had malwarebytes in there before. but i erased it a while before then. i just reinstalled it. its a shame how companies try to make money off of innocent people. thank u again. sorry for run on sentences im

  44. shre54321 August 1, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    well,thanks again….your videos are so ADDICTING TO WATCH MAN!!!

  45. shre54321 August 1, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    are qualified malware expert matt?

  46. shre54321 August 1, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    teel me pls,are u a qualified maware expert,matt?

  47. malwarekilla August 1, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    @shre54321 – watch the videos. read my 500+ posts and then decide if I’m “qualified”

  48. shre54321 August 21, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    Just cant decide have u learnt fom your experience…i think so i am right?isnt it,matt?

  49. shre54321 August 21, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    my friend just a day ago contracted xp antivirus 2012 on his machine….i followed your video
    ‘How to remove any malware’
    and then….his pc was fine!…..amazed me!….thanks,again matt……

    • malwarekilla August 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

      Sure, no problem!

  50. Babak September 21, 2011 at 9:24 am #


    Firstly, I always enjoy your videos, so thanks and keep the coming 🙂

    Secondly, I wish you reconsider recommending (sas)! It is a horrible product which has causes me great deal of problems on more than a few occasions!

    3 times has this crapware damaged my machines after scan and clean-up jobs, and left me no choice but to re-install the whole thing! As it happened to me on different machines, and on different time periods, i dont believe it was just bad luck. Now i’ve learned my lesson and usually go mbam with no problems.


  51. Michael.B (Queensland, Australia) October 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Just Did a repair on a Computer. I tried Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10, remove the Rookit that was Causing Google redirects. Even TDSS Killer Did not Work.

    Current Removal Procedure.
    1. Boot Computer to Safe Mode
    2. Run the Lates “RKill”, Just to be Safe
    3. Run “unhide.exe” if any files seem to be missing.
    4. Install and Run a Quick Scan With Malwarebytes
    5. Run Latest Portable SuperAntiSpyware
    6. Run “TDSS Killer” from Kaspersky, See if Any Redirects
    7. Computer Should be Clean. You have to Test Running Search’s
    If Still Infected, Must Run a Boot up Disk, Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10
    Update (usually via a LAN Cable connection)
    Run a Scan (Object Scan takes less than 10 Mins, usually Quicker)
    Hopefully any more Root Kits is Removed.

    Well, That’s My Current Clean up Technique.

  52. André Amundsen January 17, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    You have saved me so many times dude! Thanks so much!

  53. Rouge April 3, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    email subscribe on this site not working!

  54. Andrei April 25, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    This is how I clean my viruses

    1. Download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware.
    2. Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware virus signature database and if possible the program itself
    3. Run a scan with Antivirus (I use ESET Smart Security 5).
    4. Run a full system scan with Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
    5. Delete detected viruses and reboot if needed
    6. Download Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE)
    7. Update Virus Signature Database of CCE
    8. Run a full system scan with CCE
    9. Delete viruses and reboot if required
    10. Run CCE’s Killswitch and terminate dangerous processes.
    11. Run CCE’s Autorun scanner for autorun viruses.
    12. Download TDSS Killer
    13. Scan with TDSS Killer
    14. Delete viruses and reboot.
    15. Download, install, and scan with Hitman Pro (currently version 3.6 BETA)
    16. Delete Malware remnants and reboot if needed

    That’s it! Thanks mrizos for the cool videos.

    All the Security Programs that I’m currently using:
    1. ESET Smart Security
    2. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware 1.60.1
    3. Hitman Pro 3.6
    4. Comodo Firewall 5.10

  55. Kimball55 June 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    In one of your videoes you use Dr. Web, is this still a good progream? – could you periodicaly discuss the status of programs that you used to use but no longer recomend or remove old videos from youtube?

    • Ampeg187 August 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

      Hellou saw your comment. Dr.Web from my experience its Extremely good for Curing/Disinfecting a Virut and Sality infections (patching viruses) and it catches a lot of other malware. So use it first for scanning along with MBAM and Hitman Pro. My opinion..

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