PQRemove, Panda Software’s Free Tool for Combating the Most Dangerous Viruses

Apart from detecting and eliminating malicious code, this utility can repair the damage to systems caused by viruses

PQRemove (Panda Quick Remover) is a utility that Panda Software, one of the leading antivirus developers, offers free to all users whenever a new and dangerous virus emerges or begins to cause widespread incidents.

PQRemove is not an antivirus as such, but a tool designed specifically for detecting and eliminating a specific virus from an infected computer. As many viruses, Trojans and worms are also capable of making destructive changes to the system, such as altering the Windows registry or modifying the names of system files, Panda Software’s PQRemove specializes in repairing this kind of damage. These repairs are often crucial, as the effects of these changes can render computers unstable and simply removing the virus in question may not be enough.

To achieve this, PQRemove includes Panda’s SmartClean technology, developed especially to repair this kind of damage to the system. This innovative technology is also used on other Panda Software products, such as Panda Antivirus Titanium and Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0.

All the PQRemove tools can be downloaded free of charge from http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/. This is a small utility that can be stored on a floppy disk and therefore used on computers that can’t even hook up to the Internet after a virus attack.

Panda Software has created versions of PQRemove to deal with numerous malicious code including such internationally destructive creations as Klez.I, Opaserv, SirCam, Magistr.B, Hybris, Nimda or Lentin.

About Panda Software’s virus laboratory

On receiving a possibly infected file, Panda Software’s technical staff start work immediately. The file is analyzed and depending on the type, the action taken may include: disassembly, macro scanning, code analysis etc. If the file does in fact contain a new virus, the disinfection and detection routines are prepared and quickly distributed to users.

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