Virus protection/removal

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Trojans
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I am re-imaging 12 pcs in a local network. The clients of my network are between the ages of 5 and 16. And have to be acessible to them during my installations and hardening. We havent been approved for $ to cover the anti-virus cost, yet. so i'm out there like a sitting duck until I can proceed. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I can do to protect these pcs from trojans temporarily. @ no cost?

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Clamwin, Avira, and AVG are some of the free AV’s out there on the market. <b>You should look at licensing restrictions though as the license may not apply for your organization.</b> Note that the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT) is included in each monthly Windows update and is a very good tool for scanning & cleaning an infected system. It is for detection and removal only. It does not provide any active protection.

For anti-virus, I would recommend <a href=”http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition”>AVG</a>.

Some other useful anti malware options:

-<a href=”http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx”>MS Windows Defender</a>
-<a href=”http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/”>Spybot-S&D</a>

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You can protect your computers temporarily by preventing them to access the internet and other external storage devices. Remember that trojans and any other viruses only come from external sources mostly from the Internet and USB storage devices.

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  • carlosdl
    Some other Microsoft tools, including the MRT mentioned by Troy, can be found here: Microsoft anti-malware solutions
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Definitely check out AVG and Microsoft Defender. Or, if you have to, download a trial version of Webroot, VIPRE, or other product that'll keep you protected for 30 days or so.
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  • Fubar
    Maybe comodo it has a firewall and is also antivirus and antispyware
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