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Preventive Virus Removal Procedures

There may be some of you that have never thought about the power of User Accounts. User Accounts is a Graphic User Interface that has options to create new user accounts. Even though you are the only person using your computer, this is a good feature to setup.
The reason you want to setup this feature is because it can be used to backdoor a virus that has taken control of your account.
Here are the steps to setup User Accounts:
Click the Windows Logo
Click Control Panel
Navigate and click on User Accounts
Click on Turn User Account On and Off
Click Continue
Check Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer
Press Ok
Click Manage Another Account
Click Continue
Click Create a New Account
In the box type Administrator for a user name.
Select Administrator as the account type
Click Create Account
Click on the Administrator account
Click Change the Password
Create a password with one capital letter, one number, one special character and at least 7 characters long.
Keep that password in a safe place.

Reasoning: Each person who logs on to a computer has a profile, this profile is associated to that persons account. A profile is generically in a path like c:/users/ACCOUNT NAME/documents and settings/my documents. If a virus takes over this profile you will not be able to use Internet Explorer or any program like a virus remover application.
This is why you create another account.
When you logon with your Administrator account you will be able to access Internet Explorer and the virus remover software.
MalwareBytes has been proven to be an affective virus removal application, that is currently free as well.


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