Free virus scanner
Using free antivirus technology, any file you send can be checked for viruses, Trojans, spyware or other malicious code.
When to run a PC virus scan
If you discover a suspicious file on your PC, or suspect that a program you downloaded from the internet might contain malicious code, you can check the files using a free Kaspersky Security Scan – a virus scan tool.
One of the best free virus scanners out there, this virus scanner is a great way to find out if you have any viruses or spyware on your computer without having to uninstall your current antivirus software or install a new antivirus program.
But don’t take our word for it - numerous independent tests and publications acknowledge that this free virus scanners have exceptional detection rates.
What to do after a free virus scan
The free scanner does not protect against malicious code. Nor can it prevent future infections. It only detects malware that has already penetrated your computer.
We strongly recommend that you install a full antivirus solution to protect your system, such as Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 or Internet Security 2013.
How to remove a virus
Once you have run the free virus scan to detect a virus, you must remove it. To remove the virus, you should do one of three things:
- Use Kaspersky’s free Virus Removal Tool
- Run a virus-fighting utility
- Find an alternative virus solution
Once you have removed the virus, consider how to best protect your computer and download a comprehensive antivirus protection product. You can trial any of our antivirus products for free for 30 days.