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Thread: Virus removal questions
Apr 17, 2004, 10:27 #1
Virus removal questions
What steps are followed to try to remove a virus from one's computer besides using the common antiviral software programs?
Asking as a newbie-restating-does virus removal involve more than just activating an antiviral software program?
If there is/was no antiviral program already installed on a computer that now has a virus-what are the most common steps one would take to remove the virus?
Very newbie on this topic
Just trying to learen more about it
Apr 17, 2004, 10:33 #2
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A good place to go is http://www.symantec.com/search/. Search for the virus you think you have. If there is a removal tool or removal instructions they'll have them posted there. Then just follow the instructions or use their removal tool and you should be clean.
Apr 17, 2004, 11:25 #3
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Yes, some viruses require more specific tools than just a regular antivirus program. The most important thing is to keep your antivirus software up to date, no matter which brand you have.
A lot of time the "viruses" that require special tools are not your run of the mill virus, they are trojans that effect multiple things on a system that cant be automatically repair by an antivirus program alone.
If you need a good antivirus program (for free) try this