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I bought my lap top 5 months ago and now the speed is so slow because of viruses, malwares, worms and trojan now i want to restore it from its original state is reformatting my lap top the best option if not kindly give me the best way to do so that i can restore it as it is new.thank you.

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This is a common issue. Please follow the below steps, precisely, and in the order given. If it is possible to restore your machine without reformatting/reinstalling, this will do it and provide you with very good, long-term protection that is free.

Download SpyBot Search & Destroy Version 1.6.2 directly from this link. DO NOT attempt to use Google or some other search engine to find the download, as it is widely counterfeited. Safer-Networking.org is the only valid place to get it from. It is a free program and widely regarded as one of the best of the malware cleaners. Additionally, if used correctly it will block bad things from coming in.

Download and install, then follow the below steps.

1. Launch SpyBot S&D (if you are using Vista or Windows 7, right-click on the icon and "Run as Administrator").

2. Check for updates. I recommend using the Safer Networking servers.

3. IF THERE ARE UPDATES, download them and:

a. Immunize the system (click on Immunize on the left-hand nav bar, then on Immunize on the menu bar at the top of the window).

b. Scan (click on Search & Destroy on the nav bar, then on Check for Problems on the menu bar to start the scan). When the scan is finished, click on "Fix Selected Problems" to complete the job.

c. If the program says there were problems that could not be removed and that a boot scan is necessary, authorize it and reboot. SpyBot will then do another scan BEFORE Windows has a chance to initialize, thereby unloading and deleting bugs that were armored or in the memory. Boot scans can take longer than a regular scan. Be patient.


In the future, you must do the above once a week. However, if there are no new updates available, no further action is required.


The second line of defense (and required) is a good antivirus program. No matter what you are presently using, obviously it is not working well and you should first uninstall it using the Windows Control Panel. Be sure to restart the machine after uninstalling. Then do the following:


1. Use this link to download Avast Antivirus Free Version. There are other versions listed, and they'll try (nicely) to get you to purchase a paid version, but stick with the free one. It is also highly regarded and completely self-sufficient (ie., essentially maintenance free). Once installed, click on the orange ball icon in the notification area to open the program, and click on the "Register" link to register the program. You need to register it, but the program is free.


2. Avast updates itself, and will only give you readily identifiable messages (ie., that it's really Avast talking to you) only if it finds a problem. If given a choice between "Repair/Move to Chest/Delete" ALWAYS delete.


3. Once installed, it will ask you if you want to run a boot-time scan. Say yes, and then restart the computer.


Only if all the above don't get your machine back to a reasonable state would I consider reinstalling Windows. Even then, however, I would install/use SpyBot and Avast to avoid getting in the same situation again.


Hope that's helpful.

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If you have system disks that are able to give you a clean install, then fine, put your system disk in the DVD drive and start it from the disk. What ever you do format your drive straight away and then when that has been done, close the laptop down and remove the power source and battery to ensure the RAM is empty of possible virus and malware.
Re install the battery and adapter and start the system with the system disk allowing a complete install and format of the hard drive again.
If you have only got your rescue partition on the hard drive, that will be infected, so you must install a known good antivirus, anti malware programme before you even think about reloading your system!
Don't forget to download all the new device drivers from the laptop manufacturer.

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