Running a good full-time anti-malware program such as Avast is a must for keeping your PC safe from malware in today’s world, but even the best of these programs will miss a threat on occasion.
That’s why it’s so important to make regular use of on-demand malware scanners as well.
I have long recommended scanning your system weekly with the free versions of TDSSKiller, AdwCleaner, Malwarebytes, and Spybot Search and Destroy, and now there is another great anti-malware utility to add to the list.
The new Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool offers yet another layer of protection against malware to your Windows PC. It never hurts to run one more malware scanner, and since it’s free I recommend that you add this tool to your list of must-use maintenance utilities.
Although the Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool is still in beta, I have used it several times on several different PCs, and it seems to work quite well. You can download it for free right here.