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How To Remove Viruses From Your System?
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Our increased dependence on the Internet has made us vulnerable to online threats like viruses, spyware, malware and others. According to a survey, more than one million viruses have been developed so far and are ready to infect our computers and make them malfunction and as well as corrupt or destroy the data stored thereon. We become the victim to these viruses when we go online and do browsing, downloading, Internet banking and other online activities. Viruses are authored in such a way that they steal our vital credentials and pass them on to the people who can misuse them for their vested interests. Due to these reasons, installing a reliable antivirus program has become the essential condition to ensure safe browsing today.

As discussed above, computer viruses affect the system's performance apart from destroying the data stored on your PC. These malicious viruses are designed and developed with such program codes that has serious repercussions on your PC, at times resulting to a system crash. Although virus infection is explicit enough, yet you may sometime not be able to suspect it. Below mentioned are the symptoms that indicate a virus infection to your system:

Symptoms of virus infection:

  • Computer performing slow and taking time to launch applications
  • Frequent and sudden system crashes
  • PC booting up repeatedly
  • Applications crashing unexpectedly
  • User starts getting random error messages

Viruses are developed with complicated codes that make it difficult for the user to drive them out once they sneak into the system. These are malicious programs that remain on your system and damage your system without letting you know. You realize their presence only after the damage has been done. For a common user it is not an easy task to clean up the system from viruses stay on the system and alter or damage the Windows registry files to cause serious PC malfunctioning. If you are not a tech savvy person then it might pose some serious challenges before you to get your system back on the right track.

The most important threat these viruses pose to the computers is the damage to the data that may be related to financial transactions, office records or rare project reports. The only way to keep those data safe from these viruses is to remove these viruses from the system immediately otherwise they tend to cause more harm to the computer.

It is not always possible to call in an expert to remove the virus if you suspect their presence on your computer. Due to these reasons you should be updated with some basic but useful tips to protect your system and data from these viruses or malware.

Below mentioned are few of them:

Boot the system in "Safe Mode"

The first step for Windows users to control the impact of viruses is to boot the system in the ‘Safe Mode.' Safe Mode is preferred because when you boot your system in this mode then only the essential services and processes get started. Due to this reason viruses and other malicious programs or files gets excluded in the booting phase itself. This is a very helpful way of controlling the impact of a virus attack.

Scan the system with antivirus software

The next step is to scan the system with antivirus software. By doing this you depute the software to track and nab the virus present on the system and repair or quarantine the infected file or files. Once you scan the system and repair the files, then you need to repeat the same process once again just to make sure that all the infected files are either repaired or removed from the system and the system is now infection-free.

Schedule a regular scanning of your PC preferably everyday

Regular scanning of the system by good quality antivirus software is a good habit to follow if you want to keep viruses away from your system. By scanning the system you are helped in detecting and removing the viruses from your system. For better results you may choose to scan not only the main drive of the system rather other external and internal drives as well. You are advised to scan the Flash drives also so that the security of the system remains uncompromised.

The tips mentioned above are very helpful in case of a virus attack in particular the scanning of the system with quality antivirus software. However, there are certain viruses that can't be removed easily as they reach deep into the system and require certain technical expertise or even a system format. In case of system format you still are at a risk of losing your data and thus it is advised to always keep a data backup.

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