How to get rid of a virus?

United States
May 14, 2011 1:23pm CST
How to get rid of a virus on a computer? Someone referred me to a site and it turned out to be a pop up, it's so annoying!How do I delete it?
11 responses
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
14 May 11
try downloading kaspersky its a really good antivirus.However its just a 30 day free trial but i have it on my computer right now.When my kaspersky expires i will download avg. scan with kaspersky and see if it can delete it.also be sure to report that virus site as it will helps others from making the same mistake.
• United States
15 May 11
Never heard of that before but thanks for sharing =) I just used Spybot & the virus cleared =D I had like 6! :O
@blitzkiba (641)
• Philippines
14 May 11
Try to look for the file that you might have downloaded and delete it. Or try installing a legit antivirus program that can scan your computer for any infections. If this doesn't work maybe its not a virus but an annoying pop-up. Try turning on your pop-up blocker. A pop-up???maybe its a spyware or something so try downloading an anti-spyware program too. If you could describe what happened in detail i bet people would be able to help you. I hope i did ^_^.
• United States
15 May 11
I deleted it with Spybot. Thanks for sharing =)
• United States
14 May 11
You can scan your system with malabytes and if there is anything there it usually catches almost any adwares and any in the registry. It is free from malabytes.org You can also use spyware search and destroy which is also free, but I prefer the top one. Do you have an anti-virus in your computer? I use Norton's Symantec Endpoint 11 but that one is not free. Also reformatting your entire hard drive will definitely be rid of anything there but make sure you back up anything you will want to keep. Here is a discussion that may be useful and drop down to box 2, I did not want to re-type some one elses suggestion: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2522248.aspx Good luck and hope you rid of it soon, as I know how annoying it is.
• United States
15 May 11
Thanks =) I noticed I had Spy bot on my computer and it erased.
@hanuma34 (821)
• India
14 May 11
Have you any anti-virus software installed on your computer? If not install AVG or AVAST free anti-virus software which can help to some extent. Paid anti-virus softwares like Norton, Macafe, or Kaspersky can be of great help. To resolve your present problem, try looking into your control panel, add/remove programmes and remove the unwanted popup if it got installed. That may be the only solution.
• United States
15 May 11
I just used Spybot and it went bye bye :)
@sjroxz (14)
• India
14 May 11
first of all a pop up is not really a virus . and most browsers will block up wanted pop ups , u just need to change the settings of your browser for that . Anyways in case of a virus , u can use a renowned anti-virus to remove virus . though all types of viruses cant be removed easily even through anti - viruses
• United States
15 May 11
I have pop up blocker and the pop up was a virus saying my computer is being in danger, etc etc.
14 May 11
Hi, try AVG it's the biz and it's free. It's the only one my computer geek of a boyfriend will use, he swears by it.
• United States
15 May 11
I used Spybot & it went byebye =]
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
14 May 11
If you really try to get rid of any virus on your computer, you must have to install a renowned paid anti-virus device which you collect from online or offline as you desire.
• United States
15 May 11
Thanks! I actually figured it out! I used Spybot =D ITs gone now
@inertia4 (27688)
• United States
2 Jun 11
Oh thats simple. Buy a Mac.
@ckciasigurl (1570)
• Vienna, Austria
16 May 11
hi infatuatedbby you should have a good anti virus so that you can delete that pop up.a kaspersky is an example of an anti virus that is good
• India
16 May 11
simply use an anti-virus
• India
15 May 11
it is only way to get rid of virus is to install a well known anti virus on your computer and scan your computer at least once a week it will help you and virus will be stay away and do not go to any suspect site .