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How To Remove A Virus

Think your PC is infected ?

Here's what you can do to get rid of those nasty viruses.

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A. Boot in Safe Mode with Networking:
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1. Restart your computer.

2. Once your computer starts to turn on, press F8 (or for other computers, it could be F5) repeatedly until you see the boot option.

3. Using your arrow keys, highlight Safe mode with networking then press enter.

4. You could just log in as the Administrator or in your account.

5. Click on yes when it prompts you that you are running in safe mode.

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B. Online virus scanners can quickly identify and fix a wide range of threats including viruses, worms, trojans, and spywares.
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Here's a list of Essential Free Tools for Removing Spywares, Adwares and Malwares:

Trend Micro Housecall - will scan and remove threats

BitDefender Scan Online - will scan and remove threats

Ewido Online Scanner - (Now AVG) will scan and remove threats

F-Secure Online Scanner - will scan for rootkits as well

Jotti's Online Malware Scan

Kaspersky Online Scanner - appears to only scan for but not remove threats

Panda Activescan - appears to only scan for but not remove threats

McAfee FreeScan - appears to only scan for but not remove threats

eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner - will scan and remove threats

Symantec Security Check - will scan and remove threats

Dr.Web Online Check - user can upload and test for threats on particular files

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internet connection very slow in normal mode but fast in safe mode on win xp pro


I wouldn't think that your router is the problem. Perhaps there is a virus or malware that starts when you boot normally that is eating up your connection. I would advise that you download and run Malware bytes to see if you can get rid of any possible infections.

Sep 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Programs and files on my desktop won't open, notice on desktop says I'm unprotected and automatically opens Internet Explorer, virus or what??? How do I get rid of it?


Yes it is a virus Issue
? restart the comp in safe mode with networking i.e. by tapping F8 after restarting the comp
? download and run a full scan malwarebytes... download it from www.malwarebytes.org

Feb 23, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR2011WM PC Desktop

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Can you please help me get connected to the internet on my laptop. I am connected on all other 4 computers that share the same wireless. I picked up a nasty spyware that erased Norton and will not allow me to connect to the internet


Try rebooting in "safe mode".That virus probably didn't delete your virus protection,just hid it.
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm#03
Follow this link on how to get into Safe Mode.Then run your virus protection in deep scan to get rid of the nasty.

Feb 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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hOW CAN I REMOVE TROJAN VIRUS FROM MY PC?


Run your PC in safe mode with networking prompt as an administrator(because in normal mode the virus will not allow/let you to run a setup file if it's a dangerous virus).Install strong anti-virus like Kaspersky, NOD32 etc. registered version. Update the anti-virus in safe mode and also run.

I think it will help you.

Good Luck

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boot into safe mode. a lot of times safe mode will load itself w/o the virus doing any damage. boot into safe mode and do a scan with the avast anti-virus and then do a boot virus scan with avast as well.

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