Computer viruses infect millions of computers every day. Viruses can destroy data, steal important information, and even a computer completely unusable. When a computer is infected by a virus, it is necessary that the virus be removed as soon as possible.
If a computer is infected by a computer virus the computer must be scanned by antivirus software. If you do not have antivirus software than you can buy some software http://www.norton.com. If you do not want the virus scanning software to buy at this point, you can use a free virus scan which is located at http://www.mcafee.com.
To use the free scan:
Go to http://www.mcafee.com,
Click on home & home office
Under the rubric of free tools (at the bottom of the page), click Scan Now
Click Scan Now (acceptance of user agreement)
The program will download an ActiveX control (make sure they are allowed), click Install when prompted to do so
Make sure C: drive is highlighted and click on scan
If files were found by McAfee for viruses to have go to that location on your hard disk, and delete these files.
If you can not access the internet due to virus or your computer unusable, then other measures can be taken.
If the computer is unusable, and you have another hard drive on hand, you can connect the damaged hard drive as a slave drive.
(Consult your computer manual to see where your hard drive is connected, and how your motherboard is set). You’ll drive your unhooking, put another hard drive as the primary drive, and connect the damaged drive as the slave drive (make sure the computer is turned off and unplugged when removing computer components, including sure you are grounded (static electricity destroys computer components)).
Once this is done then you might boot, and copy the necessary files to another hard disk. You can also run scans on your slave drive at this point in order to remove the virus from the damaged hard drive.
Another way to remove virus from your computer to use the removal tools at http://www.symantec.com.
If another computer is available (if the virus infected computer unusable), visit http://www.symantec.com
Click the Security Response Tab
You can look for the virus that infected your computer. Once you find out what the virus has infected your computer (look for behavior that displays the virus on your computer), click the Downloads tab
Click Virus Removal Tools
Click on the virus that infected your computer
Follow the instructions on the page to remove virus to remove the virus from the infected computer.
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