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Removing Viruses and Malware

This is the best way I have found to cure a machine infected with Viruses or malware

If your computer has an internet connection and you can access http://www.malwarebytes.org

--download the free edition of malware bytes antimalware install and update it to the latest definitions and run a quick scan this is the best software available for free to fix infected pcs once the scan has finished and the computer restarted your virus and malware woes are over

if the virus or malware is blocking your internet and you are unable to access http://www.malwarebytes.org it becomes a little more complicated

--you will need access to a machine that is not infected use this to download the latest version of malware bytes and place it on a usb stick

--next download the manual update definitions from http://malwarebytes.gt500.org/ transfer these with the usb to the infected machine run the install and the updates then quick scan and your golden

if for some reason you cant access malwarebytes.org and you cant install software on the infected machine

--this is the most difficult and not recommended if you don't know your way around a computer you will have to open up the computer

-- once the computer is open remove the hard drive and install it as a secondary drive on a non infected machine

--on the non infected machine install malwarebytes and update and run a quick scan it will scan the infected hdd as well and cure it take the now clean hdd out and install it in the original machine

--boot up the original machine download malwarebytes on it and run another scan just to be sure

99% of viruses and malware can be removed from the above methods however sometimes and infection is so bad that the drive has to be wiped and the operating system reinstalled

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My pc with windows8.1 pro will not run correctly all i have is my desktop no access to the inter net pleasr help me


Sounds like a virus/spyware problem. If you have access to another machine download a recovery disc to start the machine with and search for the problem. I would recommend AVG but there are plenty to choose from.

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my dell laptop is frozen. I was down loading anti virus software and it crashed. I had just scanned it for viruses and it said I was infected with the viruses worm and trojan horse. All my desktop icons are gone. Please help!


I guess the main thing we should consider is how badly you are infected. If all your icons are gone because you're that badly infected then I assume you can't regain internet access. This being the case I can suggest two solutions. 1. Go to your nearest library and download a copy of SDFIX and/or MALWARE BYTES and store these on a flash drive. Then you can clean your computer from this flash drive. 2. If you're babdly infected and cannot use a flash drive then you'll need to slave your present harddrive to an uninfected harddrive. Probably best done by a reputable computer repairperson. Give these a try and hope for the best.

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