How do u get rid of a virus Fully

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by poles18, Oct 1, 2006.

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  1. poles18

    poles18 Registered Member

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    i have a friend who has a virus and its slowing down his comp does anyone know how to get rid of a virus and restore your comp back to normal or even better

    it would help alot if u respond thank you!:D
     
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    "Remove Fully"......format and reinstall
    "Acceptable removal"...use a good antivirus...clean as much as you can. Depending on the particular "virus" you have...there are some which infect and alter many files in your system...and no matter how good of an antivirus you choose, such as even NOD or Kapersky...a lot of junk files can be left behind. They may indeed me harmless or corrupted and never be a danger...but you did technically say "remove fully".

    So choose one of the better antivirus programs, and also run some of the free online scans.
     
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    If you want an online scanner that removes try bitdfender. most online scanners just detect.

    but you could run something like kaspersky online scan that get the removel tool
     
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    If I could just add a little to this. You also might want to try running an AV scan, again with a better product, in safe mode (F8 at boot). That might help. Also doing a Hijack This! (here) scan would help as would a scan with Autoruns (here)to make sure that nothing runs at startup that is not supposed to. Also, a scan with Ewido might help. There is a freeware "light" scanner available here

    Hope that helps.

    Nate
     
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    Kaspersky & McAfee are the only two that just detects, the rest of them cleans too.
     
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    oh thanks for the info i didnt know that
     
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