How to Remove Malware or Viruses from a Windows PC?

Remove Malware from Your PC

Malware is a designed software to damage or corrupt computers, network or a server PC. Malware does a damage on a computer after it gets executed on a targeted computer. Now, you must be thinking how to remove malware from PC?

What are the symptoms of a malware infected PC?

Have you ever been into the problem when your Windows computer is suddenly start running slow? This is the very first sign that your Windows computer could infect by any spyware or malware virus infection.

Here is the list below which can make you think whether your Windows is infected with Malware infection:

  • Windows will start acting very slow
  • You may start getting unwanted advertisements, popups, wired messages on screen
  • Web-browsers start running slower and sometimes get frozen
  • Browser home page gets changed automatically to something else
  • Some of fake software’s may install automatically in your Windows and start doing scan with itself and shows you fake result
  • Slow PC boot up
  • Unwanted PC errors start coming up on screen
  • Computer may shut down automatically while working on it.

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These all above are the major symptoms or signs of a spyware or malware infected PC.

So, the question is what to do when your Windows PC got infected with any spyware or malware infection?

Do you run to a local computer repair shop and spend money on it or look for support online? Hence, the answer from our side is, No

No need to go anywhere, you can fix this by your own by doing some simple troubleshooting.

Check out the steps given below to fix the malware infected PC:

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Given troubleshooting will work on Windows Vista, 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 PC’s.

Once you get to know that your computer is infected. The very first thing that needs to do is, disconnect internet from the computer. Then, follow the further steps to remove malware:

Step 1. Boot PC in Safe Mode

If using Windows Vista or Windows 7, click here to know the processor to boot in Safe Mode.
If running a Windows 8.1 or 10 OS, click here to know the steps to boot in Safe Mode.

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Step 2. Run Malwarebytes Scan

Malwarebytes Anti-malware is very useful malware scanner that helps you to identify the Trojans, worms, spywares, rootkits, etc and give you an option to remove them from your Windows PC.

But it should be registered version software.

Though, you can’t find licensed version without spending a bit amount on it, but hereby, we will be providing you a licensed version of Malwarebytes for free.

Click here to download registered version of Malwarebytes.

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Once you complete above steps then, we need to reboot your computer in normal mode.

For that, simply go to start menu and select option to restart.

Once your PC will boot up on normal mode, follow further below steps:

Further Steps to Fix Malware Infected PC

Step 3. Run System Disk Cleanup

Your Windows may have a bunch of junks, temporary files, unknown downloaded items, etc.

Disk cleanup is a Windows built-in utility by which you can easily remove all of them with a single click.

By using disk cleanup, it will create a lot of free space on your hard drive which is occupied by unknown resources.

Go to the Windows start menu, type disk cleanup on the Windows Search bar. You will see the result, click and open Disk Cleanup.

It will come up with Drive C (Windows installation directory) by default. Just click OK to start the Windows disk cleanup.

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Step 4. Remove Unknown Browser Extension

Whenever any virus affects any of Windows PC, it will modify browser’s home page and add some unknown extensions or add-ons in your browser.

Those extensions run on background whenever you go online. That may slow down your browsing and can do unwanted activities.

Recommend you to remove unknown extensions.

  • Firefox: Open Firefox, go to Menu and select Add-ons or alternatively, press Ctrl + Shift + A to open the browser’s add-on.
  • Chrome: Open Chrome. Go to Menu -> More Tools -> Extensions
  • Edge & Internet Explorer: Go to Menu/Settings (Gear icon) -> select Manage Add-ons or Extensions

Step 5. Uninstall Unknown Programs

Finally, we have to go to the Control Panel and uninstall the program that you find unknown (recent date installation).

To do that, open Run dialog box by using hotkeys Win + R and type, appwiz.cpl then, click OK.

Now you will a list of all installed programs.

Find out those are unknown to you and uninstall them.

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Finally, Restart the computer.

Now check, hopefully, all the virus and malwares have been removed and Windows is running smooth.

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