How to Remove a Virus from Your Laptop Computer

You’ve been using your laptop for a few years now and before you know it, it is becoming the most important thing in your life; it is becoming your baby. Whenever you wake up the first thing you do is work on your laptop, and the same happens whenever you go to sleep. However, it is becoming really frustrating to see that laptop you so much cherish and appreciate become the reason for your affliction almost overnight. It has simply been infected with a deadly virus and it seems that all your work is about to come to ruin. If you’re in a situation like that then you have no need to worry, below are a few tips to help you remove a virus from your computer.

Install an Antivirus :

The first step to take in a situation like this isn’t to panic, and neither is it to start downloading software programs promising to help you fix it. You need to realize that a specific application has been designed to help you solve your laptop’s virus problems and that application is called an “antivirus”. In most cases if you have it installed it will become difficult for a virus to infect your computer but if you don’t have it installed before a virus crept into your computer then you can easily scan your computer to put the virus in its place.

In some cases you might believe you have a solid antivirus but still find yourself confused as to how a virus was able to infect your laptop. The best thing to do in a situation like that is to ensure your antivirus software is updated or if possible you should install a better and more robust antivirus. A great antivirus software I will always recommend to help you in situations like this is the Avast! Antivirus.

Run it in Safe Mode :

Believe me when I say I’ve been a victim of some cruel and malicious kind of virus that won’t just allow you to install anything on your computer, not even an antivirus! Situations like this can be really frustrating and as a result I have had to do a lot of troubleshooting on my own.

One trick I have noticed to work effectively for Windows computer is to run your computer in safe mode and then install the antivirus software. That will prevent the virus from being able to work on your computer and by the time you boot to normal mode you will already have an antivirus installed to help you combat that deadly virus.

It is important for you to realize however that safe mode only works for Windows computers and you can easily use it by restarting your computer and by pressing the “f8″ at the first screen before it starts trying to boot.

Take it to an Engineer :

I know that this might be the least you want to hear and that you often prefer getting things done quickly by yourself but I have been in situations like this where I had to pay dearly for not taking my laptop to an engineer when I discovered it has been infected by a virus.

You need to realize that you can’t solve some problems yourself and that it is often better to allow professionals to help you in cases like this. Before the virus problem of your laptop escalates make sure you take it to a professional to help you have a look at what is wrong with it.

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One Response to “How to Remove a Virus from Your Laptop Computer”
  1. Luke Abell

    There’s a really easy guide that walks you through how to remove viruses here – http://GuideMyAntivirus.com/.

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