Computer Virus Repair

Computer Virus Repair
Viruses happen .​
They've been around for years and unfortunately that doesn't look like changing .​
They sneak up on​ you when you least expect them and when your computer defenses are weak .​
What happens when you need to​ do a​ computer virus repair?
Of course,​ you should be running up to​ date anti virus software at​ all times .​
But since anti virus software involves both computers and software writers,​ that can be easier said than done .​
If there's a​ loophole in​ a​ software program,​ you can bet that a​ virus writer will exploit it​ quicker than the​ software writer can patch the​ hole.
Even if​ you have all your anti virus defenses in​ place,​ occasionally a​ virus will still slip through the​ net - maybe a​ scheduled update fails,​ perhaps the​ anti virus software company launches a​ new version that causes your current program to​ stop getting updates or​ you've just plain ignored the​ you need to​ update messages .​
Whatever the​ reason,​ it's irritating when your computer gets taken over by a​ malicious virus.
So,​ if​ you've caught a​ computer virus,​ just what do you need to​ do when you need to​ perform a​ virus repair on​ your computer?
If you're not already running an​ up to​ date virus removal program,​ install one now .​
Most of​ the​ programs around can cure most viruses for you when they detect that you've got a​ problem .​
If you've got a​ boot sector virus you may not be so lucky,​ but otherwise there's a​ good chance that they can help.
Unplug your network and internet cables .​
These will stop your computer from causing damage on​ your network or​ to​ unknown computer users across the​ internet .​
Also remember to​ disconnect your infected computer from your home wireless network before you cause any damage there .​
There'll be a​ little icon (probably at​ the​ bottom of​ your screen) that should allow you to​ do this .​
Otherwise you'll need to​ delve around in​ your Control Panel.
Once your computer is​ safely isolated,​ run your anti virus program,​ following any virus disinfection prompts as​ they appear .​
If you're one of​ the​ few people in​ the​ world who don't have an​ anti-virus program on​ your computer,​ you'll obviously need to​ download and install a​ program before you can run this step of​ the​ process.
Once that's been done,​ reconnect your internet connection and if​ necessary update your anti virus software with the​ latest virus signatures and then re-run the​ software .​
This should trap anything that has crept through your defenses whilst you were running the​ first virus scan.
With luck,​ you've now repaired any virus infection you may have had.
Next,​ make sure you keep it​ that way.
Get Windows Security Center to​ advise you when there problems with your virus repair software .​
If you're running XP or​ Vista,​ you'll find the​ Security Center in​ your Control Panel (or just search Help and it​ will point you in​ the​ right direction).
Check your virus repair software settings .​
Make sure that the​ virus signatures are regularly updated so that you keep any potential future infection safely out of​ harms way.

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