Monday, May 7, 2012

Safe Way Of Eliminating Malicious Software From The Computer System

Viruses, Spyware, Malware, Worms, Trojans, Rats, Trapdoors  are among many malicious programs which bug general users the most when it comes to managing the system. The reason for that is they can really be damaging to the condition, life and operation  as well as users privacy to attacks on important files. These are software written by computer programmers, people who are literate in writing codes to explore the vulnerability of other software designed for any system to access and damage information. They are written in different programming languages which are very well understood by the creators and those who are familiar with these languages. It is not far fetched it takes information security companies long collections of data and analyses to fully understand a particular dangerous program, which some times can not be found in their online database or  labs leaving one wary of the devastating impact on the system.

To detect the culprit in a system is easy with the aids of numerous anti-virus, anti-spyware and other professional internet security provider tools. These are anti-virus and malicious software removals like Microsoft Security Essentials, ESET NOD32, Kaspersky, Norton, Mcafe, Avast, AVG, Avira and just to mention a few.  Sometimes, it can be challenging when updated security package fails to eliminate  intruders totally from  a computer. New packages for gathering unauthorized information replicating many of the system files clone themselves to behave in a disturbing ways, can easily fall into this category. It  sometime takes a while for these firms to find ways of eliminating them. Before then, it's wise to resort to ways that can keep your system free from being infested. If at the end of the day it is contaminated there  is among  many ways to keep the infested PC from further harm.

To start off with, it is recommended to have one antivirus or internet security program running in your system. It is highly advisable to make sure you don't have more than one anti-virus running in a system in a particular time.

The following steps are  meant to address the issue of removing some  malicious software from your computer.

Step 1: Download the latest AVG Anti-virus, Microsoft Security Essential from their various official website. Install it and scan your system.  If you are using Windows 8  Windows Defender is probably your best bet.

Image of Windows Defender with different in title as regard screen (active against most malicious attacks)

Step 2: Restart your system and immediately press F8 key before seeing the Windows logo screen.

Image showing Windows loading files 

Step 3: At Windows option screen select 'Safe Mode" to load Windows system files scrolling down in row-by-row form at your screen.

Image showing Safe Mode in Windows 8

Step 4: At the Safe-mode screen run the AVG Anti-virus( it has a safe-mode version and viruses are not usually active in safe mode). You can as well run the free MSE(Microsoft Security Essentials).

Image of AVG Anti-virus free edition.

Step 5: Allow the Anti-virus to scan the system and when it is done it  would be prompted you to take action to remove from the system detected malicious software.

Image showing a registry cleaner

Step 6:  After a system reboot to  normal Windows do a registry cleaning and Windows update.