Malware is short for malicious software, and it’s not something that most people want to have sitting around on their computers. Malware is a general term for a series of potentially harmful varieties of software that “work against” both you and your computer.
Viruses are malicious pieces of software that are solely intended to copy themselves onto new users’ computers – without prior approval. Trojan horses are also a form of malware which are disguised as separate programs. People are often unknowingly tricked into installing Trojan horses. Spyware is the creepier form of malware. It wants to track all of your computer activity to figure out what you’re doing, while simultaneously storing your personal data. A rootkit is software that can operate at the same level as your system administrator. This means that a rootkit can take full control over your computer, just like your admin can.
So now that you’re aware of the full capabilities which malware holds, it’s time to perform malware removal.
Malware removal can be an extremely simple, or very strenuous task. It really depends on the complexity of the malware that you’re dealing with. There are however more than a few strategies that you can use to defeat malware. In order to take advantage of the techniques behind proper malware removal, just follow these basic guidelines…
1. Always monitor which programs are installed on your computer, and delete suspicious ones. By going into the Program Files list of your C: you can see exactly which programs are installed on your computer. If you notice any unusual program files that are listed, simply delete them. You can also ensure that the job is finished by formally uninstalling these programs as well, within the “Uninstall a Program” section of your Control Panel.
2. Perform a System Restore in order to restore your desktop to an earlier point in time, when you didn’t have any computer troubles. This can solve your malware issues with very little effort.
3. Utilize professional malware removal programs. You can download Norton or McAfee malware removal programs to professionally & simply handle the job for you.
4. Reinstall your Operating System. This is a sure-fire way to take care of your malware for good.
Eliminating your malware is an extremely important task that you can’t ignore! But by following the above steps, you should be able to perform malware removal at your own convenience.
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