Remove Malware And Virus From Your PC

September 24, 2010


This article was sent to me by Technology Helpline.  For my own article that I wrote a few months ago, and which lists even more FREE anti-virus removal tools that worked for me, click here.   Good luck, Angella


Malware, short for ‘malicious software,’ often plague business PCs and cause time-sensitive work to be set aside while measures are taken to find a solution. Many times these solutions can be expensive or drastic, such as going out and buying a new computer. You may be surprised to find out that many of these can be fixed with a few well coordinated steps.

Safe Mode

The first important step to a safe and virus-free computer is getting the computer to a safe environment state where it has the least power over your actions as a user. Safe Mode allows users to diagnose and repair problems with their computers. To enter Safe Mode, shut off the computer, and upon turning it on, tap Remove Malware and Anti-Virus From Your Computer - Angella Raisianthe ‘F8’ key, which is located near the top of the keyboard. Continue to tap it until you receive an ‘Advanced Boot’ menu. This menu will have many options on how to start the PC. The options you want to consider are Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking. The ‘with Networking’ option gives your computer Internet access.

Tools of the Trade
At this point, the wisest tools to take advantage of are those you may already have available. If you own any security software, such as Norton, McAfee, AVG, or Avast, it’s best to open these tools now that you’re in a safe environment. Running full scan options would be the best option to follow first. These scans can take anywhere from fifteen minutes to forty-five minutes, depending on the computer and the severity of the infection.

A very popular option, even before running your own security software’s scan, is to use Malwarebyte’s Anti-Malware software to run a scan of your computer in the same Safe Mode environment. If you opted for Safe Mode with networking, you can download this tool at The tool does not cost anything and catches most infections that many popular paid-for products fail to find.

Overall, these steps give you back control over your own computer. If you don’t have any security software, AVG and Avast both have complimentary editions for download that are well known and powerful. You can find these software suites at and

And remember, if you have any questions, call Technology Helpline to speak with one of our knowledgeable computer repair tech support analysts.

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One Response to “Remove Malware And Virus From Your PC”

  1. Alan Ramirez Says:

    Thanks, I needed this Angela!

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