Help & Support to Remove Virus
Support options for removing virus from your PC
A computer virus is a program that duplicates itself and infects a computer. They spread from computer to computer and increase their chances of spreading to other computers by infecting a file system that is accessed by another computer. Viruses attach themselves to executable files of a legitimate program. An attempt to launch that infected program also executes the virus code simultaneously. A virus may also send a web address link as an instant message to all the contacts on an infected machine. Some viruses are even designed to reinstall themselves after they have been detected and removed. Even for an expert, removing a virus from a computer can be a difficult task without the help of tools designed for the job.
Following discussion will evaluate various support options available to remove a virus and related infection from your system:
- Antivirus programs by various vendors
- Manual cleaning
- Technical support forums
- Comprehensive support for removing virus and similar threats
- Diagnostic & repair for your technologies
- Updating drivers and security to protect against online threats
- Troubleshoot software errors
- Connect to Internet, devices and peripherals
- Optimize your computer’s speed and performance
Antivirus programs by various vendors
Antivirus software programs detect and eliminate known viruses after the computer downloads or runs the executable. They are in a better position to identify viruses if the virus signature definitions are up-to-date. That is why it is always recommended to update your antivirus software regularly to patch security holes and recognize the latest threats. Many websites run by antivirus software companies offer free online virus scanning.
If you have a fair amount of idea about the working of a registry that you can use a heuristic algorithm to find viruses based on common behaviors. This method has the ability to detect novel viruses that antivirus security firms have yet to create a signature for. You can also minimize the damage done by viruses by making regular backups of data on different media. Such media should be kept unconnected to the system. This way, if data is lost through a virus, one can start again using that backup. Similarly, an operating system on a bootable CD can be used to start the computer if the installed operating systems become unusable.
Technical support forums
There are many online technical forums that discuss common computer-related problems in addition to issues related to removal of online threats like virus, Trojans, malware, spyware, etc. Such forums are absolutely free and provide the facility to discuss post or talk your issue with other members in that network. You can be notified of your responses to your posts and can search your query based on keywords. Moreover, you can designate your favorite forums. Major antivirus manufacturers run their own online support forums.
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