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Virus Questions and Answers - How to Remove a Virus

Anton writes in with a virus question.
Question:
How do I remove a virus from my PC? Can you give me complete details about this matter?

Answer: Removing viruses from your computer is not always a straightforward process. Sometimes it’s as easy as deleting a file and other times you have to do extensive registry edits and other modifications.

I would start by having a reputable antivirus program installed on your computer. Some of the better known programs include Norton, McAfee, Kapersky and AVG antivirus. These programs usually have a real time monitoring system that checks when you open files and e-mails to make sure you are not opening a virus.

You can also do manual scans with these programs as needed or have them schedule them so they run automatically at the time you set. When they find a virus they can usually clean the file but if not they will quarantine the file to keep the virus from spreading. Just make sure you keep the program updated so you are always up to date on your virus definitions.

Most antivirus programs will also allow you to make recovery disks so if your computer is unable to boot because of a virus you can boot with your recovery disks and hopefully get rid of the virus.

Check out our virus section for more tips and free virus scanning tools.

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