So there you were one day, just browsing the internet when you received an e-mail from an unknown sender. The content of the message seemed a little bit suspicious at first, especially because you didn’t know the person that sent it, but when you saw that the name of the attachment was “extremely funny kittens playing with bunnies” your curiosity got the best of you. After all, what kind of person would use kittens and bunnies for evildoing right ? Well, of course, you were wrong, because after two days your PC started to behave like you had kittens and bunnies running around on your hard disk or to put it short, a trojan virus. If this is the case, you are lucky because this article will give you the best tips on how to get rid of trojan, virus and spyware from your machine.
The usual symptoms of a trojan infection are pretty easy to spot immediately. Your mouse buttons may get reversed, your screen may flicker and change resolution or color, the PC shutdown command may vanish, pop-ups may appear out of nowhere and your overall system performance may be very low. If this is the case, then continue reading to find out how to remove trojan, virus or any kind of malware from your PC.
The first thing you should do is to update your anti-virus software and do a full system scan. It is mandatory that you download the latest virus definitions for it first because you may be infected by a newer trojan. If this doesn’t work, it means that your machine was infected with a smarter trojan that can block your security application and you have to try and remove it manually. Hereinafter you can find a step by step guide on how to get rid of trojan, virus or any other bad processes running in your operating system.
First, open up the task manager by using the CTRL+ ALT+ DEL key combination and go to the processes tab. Here search around for any process that might seem suspicious. A good way to spot these is to identify those that are using a lot of memory. Another way is to enter their name and description in your search engine. If you indeed stumbled across a trojan then you will probably find cogent search results.
The next step is to stop the process by right clicking it and pressing the Kill process button. Sometimes, you will get a message stating that your access is denied. If this is the case then you need to remove the process from start-up. Do this by typing msconfig in the start – run window and choosing the startup tab to uncheck it.
Sometimes it is better to just restart your PC in safe mode by pressing F8 after you restart it until you get a menu where you can choose this option. This way, your computer will only use core processes and you are free to manually delete the trojan files (permanent delete, not just moved to recycle bin). If all this fails and your machine is still infected it means you stumbled across a trojan that can revive itself and you need to search the internet for its name and step by step instructions on how to remove trojan, virus or whichever certain type of malware you are struggling with. It’s also a good idea to search for cleaners that are specifically created to deal with one certain trojan because these usually get the job done right.