Due to many requests I am going to discuss virus removal. As newer and more horrible viruses are being released all the time that is of great relevance nowadays. The best offense is a defense that is good so it is imperative to have anti virus protection. You have a virus and when it is too late to shield read on. As I said, the greatest offense is a defense that is good. Of the applications you buy the one you must not skimp on is an anti virus application. I have heard Musikproduktion several stories lately of people paying $350.00 to have a virus removed and the operating system reinstalled. This actually doesnt make any sense because installing an operating system demands formatting, (erasing), the hard drive which would eliminate any viruses contained on it anyway. Shield yourself and prevent being put in that situation.
You must act immediately once you are infected. Delay will just let more of your system settings to alter. If the virus gets into the origin of your system it can be very difficult to remove. This can be called a root kit virus and they attach themselves to required system files. With that being said I suggest because deleting the wrong files can cause great damage to your own system, sometimes so poor which you continue with caution, you are unable to boot up. Here are links to two free root kit anti virus software. The first is from Sophos. I havent used it yet myself but they do have good reviews… The second is from AVG and I’ve used this one.
It’s rapid, thorough, and free. Here is the link for this software…. Before you use a root kit anti virus it is imperative that you disable ALL real time scanners from your anti virus, spyware, and adware removers in addition to your firewall. When you choose to delete anything a root kit anti virus locates use extreme caution. If you are unsure about what to do look up what the program has uncovered to verify if it’s a virus or not and go to this link. Before starting scanning for spyware follow this suggestion. Use a cleaning program to clear out temp files and junk files. It’s going to cut down on the scan time for the anti virus.
Dont forget to purge your temporary internet files and cookies also. In addition, you need to be sure your applications have the latest updates. Here is what I do when I am presented having an infected computer. I’ll run one at a time, two anti virus programs. I am going to scan two or three times with one until nothing does be detected by it anymore, then I will uninstall it including the virus vault. Afterward I install a different anti virus and run it several times, the choice of programs is your responsibility. Here are two other options for you. Get Microsofts free malicious software removal tool from this link.
In addition, I run Spybot and Adaware after only to make sure I got everything. Spybot is for spyware but it undoubtedly will find a virus too. After you believe you’ve got discovered everything I suggest making sure. There are a couple websites that provide online scans. The only one I’ve used before is Kaspersky and it is thorough and free. You allow it to scan and only visit the website. At the end you’ll get a report that shows any malware left in your system.
Here is the link.. After removing any viruses out of your computer it is always recommended to clean it up. Use your cleaning utility to clean the system and registry. Your defragmenting software. You should now be at a nice clean system state. That is the ideal time to set a restore point and use your back-up application to create a new backup. You do have a copy software dont you? Alan Hohenbrink