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A Guide to Understand Malware and Remove It

By Jyoti Panth Subscribe to RSS | December 7th 2011 | Views:

The article intends to explain what malware is and how it can be removed in the event of a stumble upon. The methods compiled here are simple and reliable. However, it is recommended that these should be adhered to strictly to avoid facing problems. This will help users save money and time that would otherwise be wasted looking for offline, online malware removal.

As the name suggests, a malware is a malicious software. Belonging to the wide-spread family of various online threats, malware can be regarded as a spyware, virus, adware, ransomware, or Trojan horse among other programs. Thus, any bad software that does harm to your computer and ultimately your security is a malware.

Users have often come across instances of slowdown, sluggishness in their computer, hijacked web browser that directs them to advertising or adult websites, streams of pop-ups, and changed web browser settings like home page, favorites, or toolbars etc. Other symptoms of malware infection includes problem accessing or opening an applicationprogram, inadvertent program or computer shutdown, automatic restart, web browser not responding, and poor performance among others.

Viruses, spyware, Trojan etc. are capable of preventing their removal. So, be careful when you stumble upon one. Remember, getting rid of a malware is not a choice but a priority. You must follow all the steps carefully to get the job done. The below mentioned guide will help you do so without the help of professional tech support options.


Create backup of your entire hard drive data and save it to an external media like flash drive or CDDVD etc. Keep the media to a dry, safe place where it is away from the reach of unauthorized people. It is necessary to back up data before performing the removal procedure as it involves the deletion of various random malware files.

Kill any malware process that is currently blocking your screen or running in the background. Use the Task Manager utility to end such process. Locate that process with a random or similar file extension name. For example, if it is a virus namely wmpscfgs.exe, you must search for the wmpscfgs.exe under the Processes tab. select it and then click on the End Process button to end the process. It is only an example; you must look for correct process extensions to end them. You can also search Google for this.

Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking. Some malware programs are beast and will not let you do anything besides blocking your screen. Thus, safe mode is required to carry out all these procedures. When the computer starts rebooting but before the Windows logo appears, start tapping the ‘F8’ key on the keyboard until you see the boot menu. Use the Up or Down arrow keys to make your selection.

If you are performing a manual removal, then you must locate and delete the registry entries (make sure that you have backed up your registry) and .dll files associated to the virus, spyware program. For example, you are removing Smart Internet Protection 2011, a spyware that pretends as an anti-spyware and forces a user to buy its full version in order to delete the made up viruses, spyware etc. Now you must first end its process (see the 2nd step for instructions) namely SmartIP2011.exe and then delete its registry entries as well as .dll files. You will look for [YBoom.exe], [WSZugo.exe], [wsynalib.exe], [vloadb5C.dll], [vfbu.exe], [svchost10.exe], [StarDefender4.exe], [RogueKiller.exe], and [powerrcfg.exe] among others in your drives etc. and delete them.

If you think the manual procedure is beyond your expertise, then update your antivirus or anti-spyware program etc. and run a full system scan. Wait until the scan completes and automatically deletes all the infected files. You can check the quarantine list for details. Besides, you must download and install a good malware removal utility (it it’s a dangerous malware) from its official website or a torrent but safe site. Save the downloaded file to your desktop and run the setup. Thereafter, run the scan to diagnose and automatically remove the infections.

When prompted, you must reboot your computer. Start Windows normally if it was running into Safe Mode. Even in manual procedure, you must update and run scan from your antivirus or anti-spyware program to ensure removal of the remnants of a malware. Reboot as normally.

Jyoti Panth - About Author:
V tech-squad Inc. is a leading provider of online computer support, online Malware Removal, home networking support, phone support, and ipad support. V tech-squad has a team of certified technicians who cumulatively have more than 100 years of experience in desktop support. V tech-squad is currently solving hundreds of customer issues a day with best resolution rates in the industry.

You can reach V tech-squad online technical support at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201 For US/CA.

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