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How to clean a virus infected computer!

by: Megan B. Bolivar | 27 Jun, 2010 11:43:56

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In the event that your computer is infected with a computer virus then gone are those days where you can smoothly browse the internet or work with your projects hassle free and without any distractions.

How do you know that your computer is infected wih a virus?
  • One obvious symptom is your computer slows down dramatically.
  • You can not run your computer application normally. Your program will occasionally crash
  • Your computer reboots all the time unexpectedly.
  • and Finally your computer will drop dead. Your Windows will not load because some core files are corrupted or a massive interferrance occured during windows bootup

Steps on Cleaning your computer

Here are a few steps in cleaning your computer in a Windows XP environment

Of course you need to start from the very basic solution and then going up and making drastic moves to contain the virus.

You might have done running your anti virus programs but unfortunately it can not remove the virus.

Steps

1. Update your existing anti virus program after updating try your luck again scan your computer for virus again. If nothing happens go to step two

2.  Boot your computer in Safe Mode. Restart or turm on your computer Press F8 once you see the verifying message on your screen or just press F8 continuosly if you dont know You will be prompted with options then Select Safe Mode.

2 . CLick Start - Programs - Accessories - System Tools and then Click System restore

3. Select Restore my computer to an earlier time and then click Next button

4. Choose the day and time that you know your computer is still free from virus

5 Click Next and Next and then FInish

After Restoring your computer to a previous working condition Your computer will restart and then Hope for the best that the virus will be gone after doing these procedures.

Well for some not so complicated virus this procedure will work. If this basic step will not work on your computer then time to move on to the next level of cleaning your computer
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