How to Remove a Computer Virus? –Tips & Tricks

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How to Remove a Computer Virus? –Tips & Tricks

Postby Ivy » 2015-08-26 1:07

If your computer is infected and you need help to remove the computer virus, then you come to the right place. This article is aimed to provide instruction on removing a computer virus. Please read more.

A computer virus is used to refer to malware, spyware, adware and other types of malicious program that do harm activities on your computer. Usually, you can tell if your computer is infected with a virus by following symptoms:

• The most evident symptom of virus infection can be that your computer or internet speed becomes extremely slow.

• Your computer may behave strangely, such as, unexpected message or images appear, unexpected program install automatically on your computer, or unexpected sounds play randomly.

• Your computer may freeze frequently, or the program crashed unexpectedly.

• You may lost your system files and receive a lot of system error message.

• Your browser settings are modified and access to internet or specific website is disabled.

By infecting with different type of virus, you may get some of above symptoms or more any other symptoms on your computer. Anyhow, you can try following steps to remove a virus from your computer.

How to Remove a Computer Virus?

The fast way to check computer viruses is to use an online scanner, such as ESET online scanner, which are usually free. Download the scanner and run a scan to eliminate any possible virus infection file from your computer. But the online virus scanner works only when you can visit website. In some case, a virus infection may make you lost internet connection. If that happens, you need take another way to remove the computer virus.If you can't connect to the Internet, please take following steps.

Step 1, Reboot your computer into safe mode with networking. To do so, please restart your computer and hold on pressing F8 key during the restart till the Advanced Windows Option menu comes up and then use the arrow key on the keyboard o highlight the Safe Mode with Networking as shown below and then hit Enter to make it happen. By rebooting into safe mode, the infected program and virus is not running, thus make the removing process easier.


Note: Your Windows may prompt you to login as a user. Please make sure login as the same user you were previously logged in with in the normal Windows mode. Then continue the rest processes.

Step2, Take an up-to-date antivirus program to detect the virus. To completely detect and remove the virus, you should run a full scan. The process may take more that one hour. The time depends on the system files and program installed on your computer.
It happens that your installed anti-virus program can not detect anything. Under such circumstance, you should try anti-malware program such as Anvi Smart Defender to detect and remove the virus.

Download and install Anvi Smart Defender now


You are recommended to run full scan with antivirus program. After the scan complete, please make sure to remove or delete all the detected files or registry.

Note: After the computer virus is removed, you may have problem with some software installed on your computer. You need to reinstall some software or resort lost information.

Above steps can help you to remove most common types of virus, but there's exceptional. If you are unable to clean virus with above steps, I would like suggest you try following.

Search for information

The steps required to remove specific virus infection will vary from one to another. Some kind of virus need special tool to fix. If you know the name of the virus that has infected your computer, you can use a search engine to find out how serious it is and what you can do to remove it. If you have no idea of the virus infection, please try to search help or instruction via the virus infection symptoms.

Ask for help

Because the different system environment, removing a virus from your computer may also vary, for any problem, please never hesitate to ask help in our official forum. We are always glad to offer help.

Remove a virus manually

Sometime a virus can be removed via manual measure. This can become a technical process, and we recommend you only undertake the manual measure if you have enough experience with the Windows registry and know how to view and delete system and program files in Windows. Manual removal steps may vary a lot from one virus to another; I will not give common steps here. For specific virus removal guide, we always include alternative manual removal guide in the section of "Malware Removal Guide".

Recovery and prevention

You should take proper measure to protect your computer after a virus is removed. Anti-virus program as well as firewall is essential to your computer security. Besides that, anti-malware program is also very important to protect your computer from the infection of malicious code.
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