Helpful AntiVirus Tool

So, often trojan/worm/malware programs will disable your internet access to prevent you from updating your virus definitions or using any of the online scanners out there. Stinger, by McAfee, is a very helpful and free stand-alone virus scanner. This is a good tool for doing a single scan of your desktop when you suspect something might be amiss, but should not be a substitute for AV software that can prevent infections in the first place.