Viruses happen to everyone, even the pros. Sometimes the anti-virus software didn’t update like it should have and something slipped past. Or the anti-viral did find the invader but didn’t delete it completely. More often than not, a virus is written to keep it from being deleted by the user, and can even defeat software designed to remove it. At that point, it may seem like completely getting rid of the infection is almost next to impossible.
In fact, it’s not that hard at all. There are many programs out on the market that can get down to the bare bones of the operating system in order to permanently delete the malware. Begin researching by asking a computer tech what they prefer. No two answers may be alike, but eventually there will be an overlap in what techs like to use. Listen to what individuals have to say and make the decision from there.
Obviously time is of the essence when it comes to getting rid of an infection. There may not be enough of it to go seek out a program for removal. In this situation, a little knowledge can go a long way. A Windows based PC can boot up in safe mode, which will prevent the virus from loading while allowing all of the programs essential for basic operation to load up. This is the perfect point at which to get rid of the virus.
Start by turning on the computer and holding down the F5 key. The system will then put up a prompt asking if it should be booted in regular or safe mode. Select safe mode. Once the desktop appears, load the program that removes malware. Spybot Search and Destroy is a good choice for this operation. The removal software will be able to find the malware and remove it from the system. Reboot the computer into regular mode and surf safely.