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Friday, February 10, 2012

How to remove virus from the registry


Removing a virus from the Windows registry is trickier than simply running anti-virus software or online virus removal. Additionally, the registry, a warehouse of highly important system data, is crucial for your system to run. Search the registry carefully for viruses and search the files you find before removing them to ensure you're removing only viruses.





1. Select "Start" from the Windows desktop and select "Run." .Type "regedit" in the "Open" field. The Registry Editor window appears.


2. Open the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" folder. Open each individual sub-folder of this folder.

3. Locate file entries ending with .exe. Enter each file name in your browser search engine of choice to determine if it is a virus, and delete the file if necessary.

4. Open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder. Open each individual sub-folder of this folder.

5. Locate file entries ending with .exe. Enter each file name in your browser search engine of choice to determine if it is a virus and delete the file if necessary.

6. Open the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder. Open each individual sub-folder of this folder.

7. Open the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder. Open each individual sub-folder of this Locate file entries ending with .exe. Enter each file name in your browser search engine of choice to determine if it is a virus and delete the file if necessary.

8. Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer.

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