Scan Effectively with Anti-Virus
Computer virus can slip into your computer in various methods. Typically, the distribution process utilizes Internet services like malicious web sites, spam emails and instant messaging application. Local propagation of the infection is another issue. Once it gets inside the computer, it has a tendency to spread through local area network and USB removal drives or most commonly known as autorun worm.
Removing a virus involves certain level of complexity. Some can be eliminated with a simple virus scan. Others require a combination of tools such as antivirus and anti-malware programs. There are also viruses that utilize sophisticated techniques to contaminate a system and reduce owner’s chance for its removal. Users who cope with that kind of infection often end up reformatting the system.
In this article, we will show you other method of cleaning your computer with antivirus software combined with special way of loading Windows.
1. Most recent Anti-Virus Software installed on computer
2. Internet connection
3. Administrative privilege on Windows operating system
1. Temporarily Disable System Restore in Windows XP. For Windows ME user, please click here.
Note: You must have an Administrator Privilege to be able to disable System Restore on Windows XP. It is advised to enable it after this procedure.
a) On the Desktop, Right Click on My Computer
b) Select the System Restore Tab
c) Mark the “Turn Off System Restore” to disable and UnMark to Enable
d) Click Apply on the Bottom of the Dialog Box to save the settings.
e) A message “This deletes all existing restore points” will appear, click Yes to disable.
f) Click OK.
2. Connect to Internet and update your Anti-Virus software.
3. Reboot computer in SafeMode
a) During BootUp process Press F8 continuously until selection appears
b) Use Arrow Up+Down to select SafeMode on the selections menu.
c) Hit Enter to proceed.
4. Thoroughly scan your computer with Anti-Virus installed and clean/delete all infected files.
5. Reboot computer and start it normally.
6. Do another scan to make sure that there are no more threats present on your computer.