What do you do when you get virus in your computer?

@ajithlal (14614)
India
April 13, 2009 12:51am CST
Now a days, it is easy to get virus infected with internet on. What do you do when you have virus in your computer? Do you format your computer? Which is the best antivirus?
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14 responses
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
13 Apr 09
Kick their a$$es! LOL. Can't do anything but use our antivirus to see if it can help but most of the time if my pc is infected with viruses, they will disable Antiviruses and to make the matter worse, system Restore won't work too! Sad very sad to say that I only have one option and that is formatting my pc!
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
13 Apr 09
I also think some viruses cannot be caught by antivirus and has to format the computer.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
I am using symantech antivirus these days. It is a registered version because it has been provided by my interenet service provider. I use to update it once every 3-4 days. I have heard about caspersky but I think its manual update is not available, is it?
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
24 Mar 12
It is always great to update the antivirus because thousands of virus are made all over the world every day.
• United States
26 Jun 12
Lets see... How about booting from a linux live cd and running antivirus software there to remove what I can. If I absolutely can't remove the infection, save all of my personal data off onto an external hard drive, and wipe the operating system clean from the computer. Then reinstall the operating system and have a fresh new computer free of viruses.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
28 Jun 12
I have not tried Linux and not familiar with it, but will try to instal Linux.
@rikiluna (50)
• Armed Forces Americas (Except Canada)
14 Apr 09
Move them to vault erase them, scan them with anitvirus
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
14 Apr 09
I think it is good to put a good antivirus in the computer all the time.
@dante_off (607)
• India
14 Apr 09
Keep a good antivirus, I would suggest go for Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 with non-blacklisted keys and regularly update it. Almost all potentially harmful viruses are detected and processed. A keygen file is potentially a virus, but need not be detected by many antiviruses and you wont like it to be deleted.... Try using Norton Ghost while formatting.....But I would recommend that formatting always is not the best option.
@ajithlal (14614)
• India
28 Jun 12
I think Kaspersky is one of the best and less costly than other antivirus. I think some of the software and websites also contains virus.
• Romania
13 Apr 09
yuo need a good antivirus program and give it a good scan!
@ajithlal (14614)
• India
20 Jun 12
Now a days it is hard to get good antivirus programs. I think we should always update the antivirus.
@freerr (667)
• China
13 Apr 09
Yes, I always can't drive away the hated virus from my computer when I know I have gotten virus. So I always reinstall my operation system. this is really a good method.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
14 Apr 09
I also think so reinstalling operating system helps to remove the virus.
• China
13 Apr 09
I will format my whole harddisk.I think it is the best antivirus.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
13 Apr 09
I also sometimes format my harddisk.
@gmkk1986 (472)
• India
13 Apr 09
Computer virus similar like disease to our human body. So we wont kill ourself.. so we just try to find good medicin or meet our best doctor to refine our health. So a good computer savy never go for formatting of PC. I suggest all to prefer antivirus and preventing software before they begin use of internet or they can approach perfect solutions menthods when pc were effected with viruses. You can ask us for expect solutions at www.techrefer.tk to know more in details about pc maintenace.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
1 Apr 12
I think some of the antivirus cannot catch the latest viruses.
• Philippines
13 Apr 09
well i automatically do the formatting..i have no other way to do specially if virus is so much strong..there's one time i try to repair the windows but still the virus stay in my hardisk ..i don't really know what to do..so i do the formatting..even i have lots of antivirus it doesn't assure 100 percent to get rid of this unwanted viruses.
@ajithlal (14614)
• India
14 Apr 09
Sometimes it is better to format the harddisk to remove all the virus.
@tonyllenium (6261)
• Italy
24 Mar 12
i think formatting your pc is an extreme solution so in many cases it would be the last one in relation to problem which are really developed and so you can't fix them normally..in the majority of cases virus or malaware problem can be fixed without formatting naturally you should act when the problem appear for the first time and not waiting that virus or malaware spred their action!!As regards anti-virus i think there are really much may be some as avg,bit defender,avira or even nod are ok as antivirus softwares
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@Darkwing (21588)
14 Apr 09
I phone my aftercare team at Dell. They walk me through both the analysis, and what I need to do to clean my computer up. Twice, I have had to deformat and reformat my computer but with their guidance, it was a breeze! lol. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@youless (98955)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Apr 09
I have the anti-virus software for my computer. I use Kingsoft and it works fine. If unfortunately my computer is infected the computer virus and I will try to simplest way. That is to recovery my operating system to a date that my computer still worked fine. If it doesn't work, then I will try to find the solution via the net. If there is no way to solve it, then I will have to format my computer and reinstall everything again. I love China
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@sameroad (3180)
• United States
14 Apr 09
i run my anti-virus and take care of it and remove it then i run my other programs for spyware and stuff. i always clean it up as good as i can. sometimes i've re-formatted it. i used avast now and i have scotty. they seem to be good.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
13 Apr 09
I use Avira Anti-vir. It is free, although you can get a paid version. What you have to do, is to go to Norton or one of the sites and find out what the virus is and it will tell you how to get rid of it. It is a complicated process and you may have to format your hard drive. So why get the problem in the first place? Get a free anti virus that also warns you about trojans, make sure you use Windows Free firewall and then do what it says when the pop up says you have a virus. then it will give you a choice of removing, quarantining, or letting it be.