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Removal of Trojan Viruses in Four Quick Steps

May 25, 2008
If the removal of Trojan viruses has become a must for you, this article can help. Trojans are among the trickiest viruses to rid of because they disguise themselves, usually through the form of spyware or adware. The fact that they are hidden makes them both invisible (or unreachable) to most general virus scan programs and forces you to seek a more extensive anti spyware software to do the job.

If you have decided to do the job yourself or you are considering a free product, take the time to understand the consequences. If you are well-versed in the art of executable files, you may be fine for do it yourself removal, but then again, who has the time?

If you are looking at free products, be sure to carefully analyze the EULA (End User License Agreement) as you are often accepting terms that allow more spyware and adware to be fed to your computer (including pop-up generators). This means that free is not really free if you are a walking ad target.

Some of the symptoms indicating the need for the removal of Trojan viruses include:

1. Files opening randomly
2. Slow, crashing, or freezing computer problems are commonplace
3. You are sent to websites not requested
4. Your default homepage is replaced by an off-color site (sometimes adult sites)
5. Autoload Toolbars are placed on your PC and pop-ups are evident
6. Mouse cursor leaves a trail or the right and left buttons are reversed
7. Navigation buttons start to disappear on your computer
8. Your computer powers down by itself and sometimes reboots
9. Alt + Control + Delete is not operational
10. Your internet went on vacation

Whether or not you think you have the need for the removal of Trojan viruses, it is a smart plan to keep a quality spyware, adware and malware removal plan throughout the year. This article will cover the steps necessary to get you fixed and running great again.

Step One: Form a List of Problems you Have Noticed on Your PC

This creates a pre-measure of problems so that you can compare results once fully repaired. Keep in mind that one software is not a miracle cure for all computer problems, but one quality repair utility can fix many of the threats that are creating problems for you.

Write down anything that seems suspect to you. If you have a slow computer, write down detail about when it is the slowest, what changes you have made to the site recently, and the time it takes to navigate around places on the computer. You can then test it against the results from the repair.

Step Two: Make Use of a Free Scanning Option in a Solid Anti Spyware Software

Do not get too overwhelmed about what to look for in a quality product to do this step. Some tips will be offered momentarily. There are a dozen really great products that are similar in repair functionality and features that can be used. The goal is effectiveness and for the removal of Trojan viruses you just need a product that can perform decently in a couple key feature areas.

So, What Features are Vital?

As you are making the decision of which spyware utility to use, find one that is extremely easy to understand (so you can jump right on using it), one that offers extensive help files (either local or online), one with a large definitions (solutions) database, and research Google or other search engines by name and make sure you find almost all positive and very little negative about the product.

Step Three: If Errors are Detected Purchase the Full Edition of the Same Software

Once you come up with the software you will use for the free scan, that same software will offer a full version option once errors are detected. The repair portion of the process is quick (seconds). A results page will be yielded that will show the threat type, severity level, and will offer details about the threat if a quality product.

Again, you could probably use the software as part of your maintenance plan even if tons of errors are not located this time around. You can make the choice if the time is right for you. The same software that can perform the removal of Trojan viruses can also remove others forms of spyware, adware, malware, keyloggers, worms, pop-ups, and other infections and threats that lodge into your computer. It is a good practice to run a repair utility at least once a week to keep problems at a minimum.

Do not be too concerned about getting real time protection. The problem with many products that contain real time is that they load your system down with the memory and involuntary function times. In other words, they slow your computer on their schedule and not yours which might be a bad time for you to experience slowdowns. They also have a tendency to not play well with other programs on your PC.

Your focus should be on finding software with an extensive definitions database of at least 250,000 files which can find and eliminate issues for you from the first repair.

After finishing the removal of Trojan viruses, adware, spwyare, malware and other problems, take the time to restart your PC to allow the changes to take place. You can then test you new results against your initial list. Remember that it is not common for one software program to eliminate all of the problems, especially with the very first repair. Threats are going problem and persistence is vital to maintaining your system. Still, you should see a noticeable difference of both speed and performance.

If problems continue, it may be wise to download the power suite of software types to your arsenal of protection. This includes a solid registry repair product, a well-versed general virus scan, all in addition to the anti spyware as mentioned above. If one software product makes a notable difference, imagine what three levels of protection and repair will do?

The removal of Trojan viruses is easy with the proper product and process.
About the Author
Daryl Moore specializes in reviews on anti spyware to remove Trojan Viruses. See three straight forward reviews of top products at www.trojan-remover-tips.com . Complete details on the top product reviewed, Xoftspyse, can be found at www.xoftspyse-facts.com
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