Multi Virus Cleaner v11.5.2 Private

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

Multi Virus Cleaner is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove major viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when cleaning infected systems. Multi Virus Cleaner is regularly updated and can detect over 2,800 common viruses, worms, trojans and dialers (including all variants of the Sober, MyDoom and Bagle viruses).

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the zipped installer and extract to a temporary folder.
  2. Move the files located in the {app} folder to a folder of your choice.
  3. Delete the junk (AskInstallChecker-, askToolbarInstaller-, install_ask.exe).
  4. Launch MVC.exe.

22 comments on Multi Virus Cleaner  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Refefer 2006-07-23 22:59

Out of minor curiosity, doesn't this program violate the adware/spyware deal? Not to split hairs, but an ad is an ad.

Andrew Lee 2006-07-24 01:15

You are right. I discussed about this issue here: It's hard to draw a black-and-white boundary. For example, are "lite" versions of commercial apps with disabled features nagware/adware? For me, it comes down to whether I feel the author is purposely trying to inconvenience the user in order to pay money for his software. I know, it's not really objective. Maybe we can continue our discussion in the forum and hopefully a clearer picture will emerge.

ekin_116 2006-10-09 20:46

On the newest version 6.5.5, there is no advertisements after exit

bjorn 2006-10-10 06:06

I can't find the freeware version. Offered is a 30 day trial. So I think it should be labeled shareware

Software_problem_solver 2006-10-10 17:03

this software has limited to exe's and dll's only, does not scan all files completely. that's easy to miss some infected files like zip, rar, and others. I would give them double thumb-down... ;)

Andrew Lee 2006-10-10 23:44

Can't find the freeware version? Just click on the download link! From the product website: "Multi Virus Cleaner is a free, stand-alone utility used to detect and remove major viruses."

raphael 2006-12-05 04:25

Just the app we don't need. Beside the fact that there are more then enough arround, the change that this is equaly good as any of the existing apps is so minor. And then this spamware setup. Boooooo. No like it. Burn it.

ahoier 2007-01-13 06:58

I'd be interested where they get their definitions from...I mean, with the likes of ClamAV (ClamWin for Windows...) being opensource and such...sure no AV is 100% perfect protection...but, has he just combined the definitions for a couple AV scanners, "under 1 hood" per se?

I don't believe in Antivirus anyways ;) But "safe computing" :) But still curious. I still like looking into apps like this, to see what kind of false positives I get ;)

Thor 2007-10-30 09:15

It can detect over 6000 common viruses now.

HomerSmith 2007-10-30 18:00

This program is freeware, not shareware. I use it to clean off viruses on client's PCs in M$ Win XP/safe mode. The new version works great and is stable. Not a replacement for antivirus software, but a great tool for your USB drive toolkit.

Carbonize 2008-04-27 09:59

You say this is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection but their website says "VirusKeeper boasts an advanced real-time analysis engine that constantly protects your computer while you work."

Carbonize 2008-04-28 12:06

Ignore my previous comment as that refers to the professional version they do. There is a big fault with this program though and that's the fact you have to download the entire thing again to update the definitions.

Grant 2008-05-12 08:57

Wow, you guys are incredible. Trend is a known, trusted brand and the program is free. ClamWin is well-respected software, but it's got its faults.. it's always seemed pretty slow to me. Anyway, thanks Andrew.

bhong 2008-06-05 19:31

I just installed the new version of Multi Virus Cleaner 2008 how can I update its definition?

AshGhost 2009-01-11 11:11

Universal Extractor no longer works for me on version 8.6.1. I had to install - copy - uninstall.

Loner 2009-01-11 18:42

Just installed newest version, 8.6.1 on my USB flash drive, and on my main drive. Neither installs works. Got error message saying I need to close program and report problem. Have no clue if its any good.

Queue 2009-01-11 22:36

It can still be UniExtract'd, you just need a newer version of InnoUnp.

Mac 2009-02-01 00:00

It doesn't perfom the signature by itself. When you press the "Download" button in the Update section, the default browser will open the page (!!??)... Fake!

anon 2009-11-29 22:45

Mac: Read the page it opens -- MVC is not self-updating. You have to download manually the new version and (re)install over it. Not fake, but annoying.

John 2011-05-20 00:49

I follow your portable install instructions but I get a "Runtime error 217 at 00588047" every time I start MVC..


koresh 2011-11-29 19:35

Redirecting to download http://www.viru* / us / mvc.htm
Proposed path to install in C: \ Program Files \ Ax Bx \ Multi Viru*s Cleaner 2011
And that's exactly free?


webfork 2011-11-29 20:16

koresh: wow, so many things wrong with this: yes its free and do not install: you need to use Universal Extractor.


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