Virus removal is a process done for the purpose of eliminating malicious software applications (malware) including computer viruses, worms and Trojan horses. These files and programs can damage files, to the extent of destroying the function of your computer. When you contract a computer Virus, immediate removal is essential to ensure the quality of, and the ability to continue to use, your computer.
Keeping the unwanted virus at bay while you track assistance in virus removal is always recommended. Booting your computer in Safe mode is a fine option to achieve this. It can keep your computer safe from additional viruses until the first ones are taken care off. This option gives ample time for viruses to be removed and prevents any additional damage that may result in more drastic measures being needed to complete a virus removal.
Applicable to computers without antivirus protection installed. One simple method of removing a virus is simply to connect the infected hard drive to a computer which has the latest antivirus software installed. The hard drive will be cleaned up by the software. Reinstalling hard drives is considered one of the harsh methods of removing viruses. There is a risk of infecting the second machine, so this option should only be used by those experienced in anti-virus removal.
System Restore is another quick solution. It basically turns back the hands of time to when there were no viruses found in your computer. System restore can be effective, however; the virus is generally still in the system, stored in a system restore file to appear at a later date.
Having proper Antivirus software installed in your computer can help. This software is used in protecting computers from being infected by computer viruses. Anti-virus software runs over files, searches for and eliminating infected data. Some antivirus software can affect a computers performance if not installed correctly, and some computer owners might have difficulty, in the beginning, understanding the prompts and decisions that antivirus software presents. The downside is that most new viruses know how to hide from your antivirus software or completely disable your antivirus software from doing its job.
Virus detection and removal can be tricky, that’s why one should have at least some basic knowledge of Virus removal methods prior to attempting it on their own. If you think you have a virus contact one of the friendly “PC Experts” at MyCuredComputer.