Computer viruses are the mostly concerned issues in technology and computers area. This post will show you what it is, how to identify if your computer has a virus and, most importantly, how to remove the computer virus on your Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.
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What Is A Computer Virus
A computer virus is a malware program that inserts copies of itself into other computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of hard drives. It will corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your email program to spread itself to other computers, steal your personal information (like accounts, passwords, money, etc.), damage your computer, and do more harmful things.
There is new computer virus list every day. And the computer virus names include: Exploit.CVE-2014-1761.Gen, JS:Exploit.CVE-2014-0322.B, JS:Exploit.CVE-2014-0322.A, Exploit.CVE-2013-5065.A, PDF:Exploit.CVE-2013-5065.A, Rootkit.Sirefef.Gen, Rootkit.MBR.TDSS, Trojan.FakeAV, Trojan.Startpage.AABI, Trojan.OlympicGames, Trojan.Flame.A, Trojan.Ransom.IcePol, and more.
How Can You Tell If Your Computer Has A Virus?
If your computer has got viruses, there must be some symptoms, like your computer is running very slowly, you are getting unexpected messages, the programs on computer are starting automatically, your modem or hard disk is working overtime, etc. The most effective and also the most reliable way to check for virus is to use an antivirus program to scan your computer. You can try Microsoft Safety Scanner. It is free. Alternatively, you can go to the download site of CNET to search for antivirus tools.
Computer Virus Protection – How to Remove a Computer Virus
There are 2 ways to remove computer virus on your computer like Dell, Acer, Asus, HP, ThinkPad, Toshiba, IBM, Sony, Lenovo, Gateway and more.
Way 1. Use an online virus scanner or an antivirus program
Using a virus scanner or antivirus program is the top 1 way. We take Microsoft Safety Scanner for example. Make sure you can connect to Internet. Go to the Microsoft Safety Scanner webpage to download the scanner and then follow the instructions on the screen.
You can also get an trusted antivirus program to help remove the computer virus.
Way 2. Manually Remove Computer Viruses
If you have experience with the Windows registry and know how to view and delete system and program files in Windows, you can manually remove the computer viruses.
Look for clues about how the virus behaves, write down the words any messages it displays, or if you get the virus in email, write down the subject line or name. Then you can search an antivirus vendor’s website for references and find out instructions of how to remove it.
We still recommend to use a professional antivirus program to remove computer virus, because it can much faster to stop the virus from continually damaging your computer.