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Published on 12.19.05 by Brent Trahan

Sysclean – A Free Virus Scan

Scan your computer for viruses with this free tool provided by Trend Micro that can be burned to CD and doesn’t need an internet connection to work.


Think your computer might have a virus? I’ve put together a free virus scanning tool that scans your computer for viruses and removes any it finds automatically. This scanner was created by a few freely available tools from Trend Micro. I call it sysclean because it uses a scanning engine called sysclean created by Trend Micro.

About Sysclean

Sysclean is not a very user friendly scanner right out of the box. I took all the necessary files needed to properly scan your computer, added a few switches to the launcher, and made using sysclean as easy as double-clicking an icon.

Notice: Sysclean is not meant to protect your computer from viruses. Sysclean only scans your computer and removes any viruses it finds. You need to purchase antivirus software for full real time protection.

System Requirements

Sysclean runs on the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server NT 4.0
  • Windows 9x
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP

Sysclean has not been tested to work on Windows Vista.

Download Sysclean

Download my sysclean package here. [Mar 23, 2008 | 5.183.00]

Notice: The virus pattern files are updated frequently. You should re-download this package from this page about every week to make sure you’re scanning your computer with up-to-date virus pattern files.

Users Guide

Using sysclean is easy.

  1. Download my sysclean package.
  2. Unzip it and save it somewhere easy to find (like your desktop).
  3. Open the folder called sysclean you unzipped.
  4. Double-click START VIRUS SCAN.
  5. A DOS looking box will appear with lots of activity.
  6. When the DOS looking box disappears, the virus scan has finished.

You can see the scan results by opening the file called sysclean.log located in the sysclean folder you unzipped.

For more information about the sysclean scanner view the sysclean readme file.

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  1. Refat Rubel says:

    it’s a good kit to clean up viruses

  2. Mathan says:

    This is very nice kit.but we dont know about that spyware and some other worms are cleared or not……..! please tell suggessions…! yaar

  3. Brent Trahan says:

    Open C:\sysclean\core\sysclean.log. That log file will tell you what it found.

  4. […] I’ve used a few free tools to create a downloadable virus scanner that is great for removing viruses. I use this tool almost every day on computers I work on. Check out my guide on Trend Micro’s Sysclean package. […]

  5. Frank Flambeau says:

    I scanned by computer with Hitman Pro which apparently has Trend Micro Syscan Package included in it.

    However, when scanning, this program ended abruptly with a message reading “Inspection Aborted by User” even though I did not abort it. This message appeared in the Hitman Pro readout at the end of its scan.

    What happened? Could a trojan/virus have stopped this scan on its own?

  6. Brent Trahan says:

    You’ll have to ask the people who make Hitman Pro. I’ve never come across that error and I use this scanner a lot.

  7. kelley says:

    you said to come back weekly for updates, but there hasnt been one in a long time it seems. is there a reason? otherwise this is a great virus scanner

  8. Brent Trahan says:

    Sorry about that guys. I dropped the ball on this project. Things have been very busy lately.

    I updated the package and I’ll try to keep it updated from now on.

  9. kelley says:

    thanks so much for listening and doing something about it. i appreciate it very much

  10. renata says:

    hellooo..i’m using Sisclean right now..i hope it will kill “my worm” willpolo…thank you

  11. renata says:

    thank you soooo much…”willpolo” is gone…i can’t believe…

  12. rict says:

    Doesn’t work…If I try to run the “Start Virus Scan”, DOS command window pops up and closes about 1 second later, with no activity, no error messages, nothing…
    If I try to run the sysclean.com file itself, I get a message saying it’s looking for “ssapiptn.da5″…

  13. It’s really nice…thanks!

  14. ajay says:

    i dont no i will try & i will let u now

  15. johnny quest says:

    whats all error messages mean when its scanning its followed by a (-94)

  16. Brent Trahan says:

    -94 means it can’t scan the file.

  17. Thomas Nichols says:

    I get the same -94 thing. Does this hinder the scan? How can I fix the problem?

  18. Thomas Nichols says:

    That’s a relief knowing that everything is working how it should. Thanks you so much.

  19. LarryXA says:

    Thx, this has definitely made my day!

  20. Dave says:

    Thanks, My PC is back to 100%!

  21. Dave says:

    It’s says exploer error what’s that?

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