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Removing Computer Trojans in Three Quick and Effective Steps

May 25, 2008
Removing computer Trojans is not usually achieved easily through a standard anti virus program due to the sneaky way they attach themselves onto your computer. For this reason they are referred to as Trojans (like Trojan Horse). Once these parasites install on your PC, they can be incredibly difficult to remove without a quality repair utility.

Two of the most common ways which Trojans install on computers are through spyware and adware. Some of the virus programs can detect the files but most have a miserable time removing them.

Trojans can be noticed through a variety of symptoms. Below are some of the common ones:

1. Files opening on their own
2. Slow computer problems exist
3. You are directed to websites that you did not ask for
4. Your default homepage gets hijacked and is replaced with off-color sites
5. Pop-ups and autoload toolbars are automatically placed on your PC
6. Cursor leaves a trail
7. Buttons such as the Windows start button are invisible
8. Your computer shuts down on its own, or reboots at will
9. Alt + Control + Delete is not responding
10. Your web surfing is incredibly slow

Doing your own computer Trojan removals through the use of articles posted on the web (without software) is not advised if you are not confident about working with executable files. Trojan removal can be completed through the following steps without causing additional problems on your computer.

The Three Steps for the Removal of Computer Trojans:

Step One: Document All of the Problems that You Are Currently Experiencing

It is said that 95 percent of the cure is through knowing what the true problems are. By writing down all of the issues that you are currently experiencing, you will give yourself a baseline measure of how well your repair (later steps) addressed the problems you were experiencing.

If your computer is dragging, write down when slow computer problems are the worst for you. For example, if your computer is slowest while using the internet, write that down on your list. Get it all down on paper. You can start with the above symptom list.

Step Two: Complete a Free Scan with a Best Trojan Remover Software

There are a variety of great tools to remove computer Trojans effectively for you. The difference is only slight between the top quality products. The top products can perform well across many major categories.

When you are making a decision about software to complete the free scan through, choose products that are simple to comprehend, one that offers complete help files, software that provides a huge definitions (solutions) database, and look for solid reviews without a bunch of negative coverage on the internet.

Removal of Trojans, spyware, adware and malware begins with understand the current threats and levels of severity of those threats on your computer. You will then know if a repair is needed immediately.

Step Three: If Severe Threats are Found Invest in the Repair Function of the Software

The same software that scanned your computer can be utilized for repair of the system. The download and the scan take the longest in the process, which makes the cleaning of the computer Trojans the most uneventful but important part of the process.

Year round maintenance is recommended including a good anti spyware software, Windows registry software, and a good general virus scan. Between these three products, you will greatly reduce performance and security issues on your PC. It is a good practice to scan and repair your system at steady intervals (at least weekly). To remove spyware, adware, malware, and computer Trojans, look for a product with an extensive definitions database (as mentioned prior).

After the repair is complete, restart your computer to ensure that changes have taken place. After rebooting, review your initial list of problems against the changes that you notice on your computer after the repair. If errors still exist, do not hesitate to run the scan and repair again. It also could be good to look into a registry cleaner or general virus scan as added weapons (as mentioned prior). Your computer should be performing like new again after one or two repair rounds.
About the Author
Daryl Moore specializes in reviews on anti spyware and adware software and writes straight forward reviews of top products at www.trojan-remover-tips.com/best-trojan-removal-software.htm . Complete details on the top product reviewed, Xoftspyse, can be found at www.xoftspyse-facts.com
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