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how can i get rid of a virus

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by newguy485, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. newguy485

    newguy485 Member

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    how hard is it to find and delete viruses on a pc?
     
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    scorpNZ Active member

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    Depends on your level of experience & the type of virus,since you've asked it places you in the same boat as most including myself,your best defence in the future is to have a storage device & an extended partition on a drive in your comp (two places to hold backup images) that can hold images of your C partition & use the free EaseUS Todo Backup software to create them

    It can take days to remove a virus most times doing so will leave damaged OS files behind,so it becomes quicker to reformat & reinstall,but this time create backup images as you go & what that means is if you ever get another infection you can be backup & running in around 1 hour as tho nothing happened
     
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    GryphB Regular member

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    Easiest solution is to stay away from porn sites and find more reliable sources of whatever it is you're browsing or downloading.
     
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    xboxdvl2 Regular member

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    doesnt matter if your looking for porn or a online gaming website virsus's are virus's.even sites that are free provide links to dodgey sites that may contain a virus.
    best bet have a virus scanner and hope it works.run scans daily.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    moved to correct forum as not a windows issue.
     
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    Hi,

    It depends entirely on the type and severity of the infection

    If you think your computer is infected with a virus, you can try following the steps in this virus/malware removal guide: www.selectrealsecurity.com/malware-removal-guide

    It contains instructions that will remove most malware infections.

    Brian
     
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