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tick Remove Malware from Windows [How To] [Updated]Windows Forums member and owner of Real Security, geohac, has updated his comprehensive guide to help users remove malware from their PC. In the guide, geohac covers steps you should take to prepare for removal such as disabling proxy servers (to give you a better chance at getting online and getting to the sites you need for virus removal software.) The guide then goes on to show you how to boot into safe mode to fight a virus (something we recommend ourselves) and then shows you which tools you should use to remove a virus (downloading these tools on a non-infected PC is the safest bet and making sure, if you have to use a USB drive to transfer the files, that you don’t put the same, now potentially infected, thumb drive back in the clean PC.)

Many of the recommended tools made it into our top anti-malware programs list and we agree with the recommendations given. Once you’ve removed the malware, you should fix any issues present on your PC and then take steps to protect your PC from future attacks. A good start can be made by reading the PC Security Handbook.

What steps do you recommend when removing malware? How else can you protect your PC from infections?

Malware Removal Guide for Windows | Real Security via Windows Forums



 Remove Malware from Windows [How To] [Updated]

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  • Uvais

    Nice Post ;)

  • jwmort

    Great site … one extremely useful tool is missing – ComboFix. Besides the other tools, this one utility is worth it’s weight in gold.

  • http://realsecurity.web.officelive.com/default.aspx Paul

    Hi Rich,

    Thank you very much for featuring my guide. I greatly appreciate it! I’m glad you found it useful, and hopefully more people will use it.

    By the way, I have added your PC Security Handbook to my guide.

    Thanks again,

    Paul

    • http://richr.org/ Rich

      Hi Paul, thanks for stopping by. Keep up the good work.

    • http://richr.org/ Rich

      Hi Paul, thanks for stopping by. Keep up the good work.

  • http://realsecurity.web.officelive.com/default.aspx Paul

    Hi Rich,

    Thank you very much for featuring my guide. I greatly appreciate it! I’m glad you found it useful, and hopefully more people will use it.

    By the way, I have added your PC Security Handbook to my guide.

    Thanks again,

    Paul

  • Dhs13

    If the user knows date of infection, then I run system restore first.

  • paleolith

    What a guide. Ne plus ultra. Thank you.


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