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Computer Virus Infections - What You Can Do to Remove Them

Jul 11, 2008
When your computer becomes infected with viruses, spyware, or malicious software causing problems with its speed or production, you need to be aware of what you can do to eliminate the infection. These "cyber attacks" often happen after you have been on the Internet for long periods of time or have downloaded an unsafe program.

Your computer's health is critical to its functionality, not to mention your potential loss of key data or leaking of personal information stored on it being just as important to your well-being.

If your PC has been infected with a virus, you will probably notice the impact fairly quickly. Your computer may slow down considerably, corrupt your files, and even wipe the computer clean of the data on it.

Considering the fact that viruses are growing in number, you need to have a powerful and efficient anti-virus program on every computer in your home. This is about the only protection that can almost guarantee total computer security.

To resolve the problem of a known computer virus infection, you must first update your computer's anti-virus definition file and immediately scan your system. If you do not have an anti-virus program, by all means, purchase and install one with a good reputation.

Without it you will simply be unable to clean your system of whatever is damaging its files or bogging it down. If you cannot open the program for some reason, then try to download a different version or take it to a computer repair shop so that they can use their tools to remove the problem.

Before this happens, though, routine scanning of your computer with anti-malware programs should prevent most adverse impacts and catch those that slip through.

If you know your computer has a security problem and cannot locate it with your anti-virus program but still notice a considerable slowing of the computer or inability to open files, you need to contact your anti-virus manufacturer for assistance. Possibly an upgraded version is needed to identify and destroy current virus programs.

It is essential that you have already made backup copies of your computer's files and programs. If you have a backup, then you can at least recover damaged or lost data after the core problem is appropriately addressed.

Even if you need to reformat your entire hard drive, you will at least have everything you need on hand to reinstall it. (It also helps to have multiple restore points set on your computer so that if it does become infected, you can simply restore to an earlier date which will rid the infection. For directions on doing this, refer to your computer manual or help section.)

Having an infected computer is not fun at all, and recovery can be an enormous use of time. However if you know how to rid the infection before the consequences become systemic, you will be able to continue with your computer use like it never happened. On the other hand, if you passively do nothing out of disinterest or lack of knowledge, you may need to prepare emotionally to buy a new computer.
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