Virus Removal

May 28, 2012

Virus Removal from $49

Technology Monsters not only removes viruses from your PC, we empower you to prevent these problems in the future. When we come to your home or remote in to your computer we become your personal PC consultants, advising you on how to protect your computer from attacks. We don’t want you to have to call us every other week to clean up your PC. We want you to understand how to protect your computer and keep it operable for years to come.

It’s almost impossible to remove a virus manually without knowing a few tips & tricks.

How To Manually Remove Computer Viruses

Step 1: Start your computer in safe mode.
Step 2: If you know where the virus is hiding delete the executable file.
Setp 3: Open the registry and go to the keys below and add an: in front of the value of the string that you think is the virus. Like this, if string is “virus” and its value is “c:\virus.exe” changes its value to “:c:\virus.exe”. The c:\virus.exe out the value. If you are sure it’s the virus you can just delete the string. Here are the keys you maybe want to look at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Runonce

Step 4: The virus can start itself from some other places to. win.ini is the most common files that viruses can use. So you should find the files named win.ini and system.ini and look through them and see if you find anything.
Step 5: Look through the startup folder that is normally located in your profile directory \Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
Step 6: Try searching for the virus executable to see if it’s hiding some other place.
Step 7: Finally look through the list of services that Windows is running. This list is often located under control panel – administrative tools – services.
Step 8: Just reboot your computer in normal mode and try to figure out if the virus is still there. If not SUCCESS if yes, try to go back to safe mode and hunt some more. Off course these 7 steps will not work on every virus out there, but it will for most of them.

WARNING: Be careful when in the registry because you can cause serious damage to your system in there.
You don’t need to deal with problems such as viruses through safe mode nor antivirus programs. If you setup a limited user account like you should have for security and did all the proper settings to keep you perfectly safe (unless you do something inherently stupid), then, most likely, you will:

  • Prevent a virus from being installed on your computer without your consent
  • Be able to just back up your data, delete your limited user account through your administrator account, recreate it, and you’ve removed the virus.
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