Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Remove Virus from Windows

‘How do I get rid of this? It is bogus search engine that has attached itself to all my browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome), cannot be deleted by normal means, and is, I understand, malware. Neither Norton nor Power Eraser detects it.’ – quote from one of the victims posted on Norton Forum.


FAQ: why anti-virus programs will not help remove virus?

Actually is a virus. But how come anti-virus programs can’t pick it up? As soon as virus successfully exploits vulnerability on web apps/ installed programs, it will choose the most commonly used system folder protected by Windows and overwrite it before removing the source items to its make-up folders. By doing so, anti-virus programs are unable to scan its items.

So how to remove virus? Steps have been offered below. However, they require computer techniques as it is manual instruction. One should adhere to the steps below to avoid dysfunctions from happening.


User Guide to Remove Virus from Windows

One - End running process of virus for a smooth subsequent rectifications.

Windows 8
  • Move mouse over the lower part of the screen.
  • Type ‘Task’ on the Charms bar and hit Enter key.
  • Select Process tab.
  • Search and select running process related to virus.
  • Click on ‘End task’.
Windows 7/Vista/XP
  • Hold Ctrl, Alt and Delete key combination.
  • Select Process tab.
  • Search and select running process related to virus.
  • Click on ‘End Process’.

Two – Disable startup item of virus.

Windows 8
  • Bring up Task Manger again.
  • Hit Startup tab.
  • Search and select startup items of virus and click ‘Disable’.
Windows 7/Vista/XP
  • Hit Start Menu.
  • Select ‘Run’.
  • Type ‘MSCONFIG’.
  • Check startup items of virus and click ‘Disable all’.

Three – Modify configurations back to normal on infected browser manually to
remove virus directly.

Internet Explorer:
  • Go to Tools.
  • Select Internet option at the bottom of the drop down list.
  • Select General tab to
Empty out browse history.
Select ‘Search’ section to ‘Manage Add-on’ window and heck ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and then ‘Search Providers.
Locate ‘Tabs’ section to ‘Tabbed Browsing Settings’ and uncheck ‘Always switch to new tabs when they are created’ before pressing ‘OK’.
•    If one suffers from irritating pop ups, one can go to Privacy tab to turn on ‘Popup Blocker’.

Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on Tools menu.
  • Enter Manage Add-ons.
  • Modify settings under Extensions tab and Plugins tab respectively.

Google Chrome
  • Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon .
  • Select ‘Settings’.
  • Manage ‘Extension’.

Four – Remove all suspicious files under C: Windows and System32 to thoroughly remove virus.

a. Delete all executable files identical to systematic ones, such as svchost.exe and winlogon.exe in sub-directories under C: Windows.

b. Remove temp folders under System32.
  • Double click on Temp folder under System 32.
  • Press Ctrl and A key together.
  • Right click on one of the selected items.
  • When a drop down list shows, press Shift and D key together.
  • A box comes up for confirmation.
  • Press Enter key.

Five – Empty out Dustbin to make sure that virus will not come back again.
There have been not a few cases that people get virus coming back again because of the leftovers in Dustbin. One should remember to right click on Dustbin on the desktop to select ‘Empty Dustbin’.

Step six – Restart the infected computer and back to desktop normally to check if you successfully remove virus.

Error messages hinder you from removing virus? You are at the end of your wit? What to do with the incidental issues caused by the browser malware? If all the virus thing overwhelms you, you are welcome to live chat with Vilmatech online experts here for appropriate solution to concrete situation.

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