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Please tell me how to remove viruses from my computer. Please help me remove these viruses off of the computer.

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You have a Resource CD: Place your CD in the CD ROM Reader and when you first start your computer begin tapping F12 until you get a screen wth 1-7 options i believe. Then find the option that says IDE CD-ROM Device. when you start that you will either gt the options to boot from Hard disk or CD rom device, select CD ROM Device or it will say "Prss any key to continue" hit entr. Then you get a screen with more options. Select whatever is "Open a DOS Session". Then don't worry about what it says. Now just start typing "FDISK" then it will say other stuff about having a bigger HD than 500 or somethingMB just hit "Y" then hit "ENTER" then do the same untill you get to another screen with MORE options. First hit the number 4 to view your partitions. Then select # 1 and it will say are you sure u want to delete Primary and select "Y" and hit "ENTER" or it will say no Primary found. Then hit 2 and delete "Extended" then hit "Y" for yes. Either of these could come back saying no primary or no extended found. Then after that hit "3" and it will createyou a new partition. It should ask you create primary? or create Extended? only create a primary. Then after you create it. Hit "Esc" untill you get to the main menu. Now insert your Operating System CD. If you run Windows XP insert the OS CD. Then power up and you can select Format my Hard Drive (Quick) and The CD does the rest.

No Resource CD: Please insert the OS CD and select the Format My Hard Drive. Do not select Quick. Since yu didn't "FDISK" you do it slower because you want to delete it all. Then the CD does the rest.

Please Note: When you first enter the formatting process at the bottom it will say things like f6 to repair and stuff. Don't bother with that stuff. It will automaticly take you to a screen wit a lot of words just simpily hit enter. After doing that on the OS Disk you should see the Partitioned Space or Un Partitioned Space. Delete the Partitioned by pressing the Down Arrow untill you highlight it and hit the letter "D" then on the next pagethe letter "L". Then it will take you to the screen you saw before. If you don't see any spaces press the letter "C" then highlight it and hit "ENTER" i believe. Twords the bottom of the screen you will see the options and what button to press.

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Download the latest version of AVG from: http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10320142.html?tag=lst-2

Please update me of your progress and kindly leave a rating.

Thanks :)

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How to Help Rid Your Computer of Malware and Viruses for Free


This tip will assist you in removing malware and viruses from your computer for free. The main thing to remember is that spyware and viruses are two different things. A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer. Malware, short for malicious software, is programming (code, scripts, active content, and other software) designed to disrupt or deny operation, gather information that leads to loss of privacy or exploitation, gain unauthorized access to system resources, and other abusive behavior. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or
annoying software or program code. It is this type of program that gives you all those annoying pop-ups and will take you to web pages you don't want to go to.It's not uncommon these days for malware to blast right through a virus scanner, after all a virus scanner is looking for viruses, not malware. Below is a screenshot of an actual malware program masquerading as a virus scanner.

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There are two excellent and FREE products that are very effective at removing viruses and malware when used together. The first is called Malware Bytes and it can be downloaded free from Download.com. The second is called CCleaner which will basically remove all the un-necessary cookies from your computer possibly left there by the malware program itself, It can also be downloaded at Download.com
They may not always work 100% because the malware programmers are always 1 step ahead of the anti-malware programmers and it may be the case that your computer has so many infections that it may be quicker and easier to back up your data and reinstall your operating system.
Malware Bytes Review http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol;1
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CCleaner Download Link. http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard

Download both programs and run them, Malware Bytes will tell you how many infected objects found if any, it will give you the option of removing them and of course you would want to. It will require a reboot. After that I would run CCleaner to remove any cookies left by the malware / virus. You may want to run CCleaner before you reboot after the Malware Bytes scan has finished.
Malware Bytes Infections Found Screenshot
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Here's a fee-based service to do it for you:

http://us.norton.com/nortonlive/

To detect the threat level, you may want to try the free (& advertised on TV) web site
www.MySafePC.com, but virus removal will cost $$ - they're happy to tell you you're infected for
free, though.

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If you suspect that your computer is infected with a threat or you receive a threat alert, and you want to make sure that your computer is secure.

You can perform a virus scan to eliminate any known threat from your computer. Scanning your computer for threats is easy if you follow the step-by-step instructions provided in this article. The scanning process may take an hour or more, depending on the number of files you have on your computer.

To detect and remove all the threats from your computer, follow these five steps:

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Open the Task Manager, close (End Task) any unknown/malicious process running in background under your User Account (like svchost running under your User account only not under SYSTEM or LOCAL SERVICE).

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