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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

How to remove Virus without Antivirus


If your antivirus has expired and you are not able to update it or run a scan and you immediately want to remove virus, you can do it without the help of your security software. But it can be too risky because you need to search through the system registry to find virus and other malicious programs. So you must have good knowledge of Windows registry.

So we are sharing here some easy tips for how to remove virus manually or how can you remove virus without using antivirus. Find steps below -

How to remove Virus without Antivirus
Step 1: Open task manager with 'CTRL+ALT+DELETE' keys and click 'Processes' tab. Check all running process and notice which process is unfamiliar. If you find any unfamiliar process, select the program and right click on it and click 'End Process' to terminate it.

Step 2: Now go to 'Start -> Search' and type 'msconfig' and open 'System Configuration'. Click on 'Startup' tab that will display the applications which are running automatically. Now locate the same process which you terminated in Step 1. If you find this process then uncheck this process from checkbox and click 'OK' to close window, and note the path and file name shown in the 'Command' column. If you couldn't find the process, close the window and continue. 

Step 3: Now open registry editor from 'Start -> Run -> regedit' and navigate to the following areas in the registry editor-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/RunOnce

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/RunOnce

These registry areas will display all the programs that are running automatically. If you didn't find any unfamiliar malicious process in the 'System Configuration', you should be able to find it in one of these areas. Make a note of the path and file name shown in the 'Data' column, then right-click the registry and select 'Delete' to remove it.

Step 4: Now open 'Mycompputer' and navigate to the path on your hard drive that you noted in Step 2 or Step 3 using the 'Windows Explorer', then select the program and right-click on it and click 'Delete' to remove it from your computer.

Now it is time to restart your computer and ensure that your computer is working properly or not.


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