- Your PC is slower than usual .
- Your internet connection crawls miserably and your internet speed is reduced to a trickle.
- Your antivirus will not start at Windows startup .
- Your PC does not respond as usual: some features are disabled , Internet Explorer launches itself , your start page has changed, popups appear at regular intervals ....
The procedure for disinfection is the following :
Delete unnecessary files from Windows:The caches of the browsers contain a multitude of temporary files created during your surfing and downloads .
If infected , it is necessary to clean the caches to remove any malware it contains.
The unwanted nest readily in cases reserved for temporary files Windows.
Windows users 98/ME/2000/Vista can use the Disk Cleanup tool to Windows or freeware CCleaner (More efficient , especially if your browser is not Internet Explorer):
Disk Cleanup utility with Windows :
- Open work station then right click on your system partition. Choose Properties.
- In the window that opens , click the button Disk Cleanup
- In the next window , check all the boxes available and click OK .
- Install the software . The menu Otions / Advanced uncheck Delete only the files in Windows temp older than 48 hours.
- The menu Cleaner, Click Start cleaning keeping the boxes checked by default .
- Download ATF- Cleaner of Atribune on your desktop .
- Start by double - clicking it .
- Tab Hand, check Select All ( all boxes will check )
Then click the button Empty Selected
- If Firefox is installed on your PC , select the tab Firefox.
Check all boxes except Firefox Saved Passwords and Select All
Then click Empty Selected
- If Opera is installed on your PC , select the tab Opera
Check all boxes except Opera Saved Passwords and Select All
Then click Empty Selected
- Once the temporary files deleted, exit the program by clicking Exit
Virus Scan Online:The presence of a virus or trojan on your computer may interfere with your Antivirus Me in its operation . That is why it is necessary to Scan Online.
The following scans require the installation of controls ActiveX. They must be launched with Internet Explorer only .
- Kaspersky Online Scan.
- The scan line Panda removes viruses but not other malware . It merely indicates their location. You'll need to remove yourself from your hard drive.
- The scan line Kaspersky shows the location on the hard side but does not delete anything . Again, you remove them .
Remove adware and spyware:These threats often arrive " gift "with the software " free " download on the net .
If your operating system is Windows 98/ME use the following free software :
- Spybot Search & Destroy
- AD - Aware SE.
If your operating system is Windows XP/2000 instead use AVG Anti-Spyware of Grisoft
If you 're running Windows Vista use Microsoft Windows Defender which is integrated Vista. To date ( 07/06/07) AVG Anti - Spyaware is not yet compatible Vista.
End of disinfectionAt this stage of disinfection can
- Verify that your computer should run normally .
- If the previous point is satisfactory, repeat scan Panda to ensure that all parties are undesirable . (Report blank near the cookies . )
- If cons , your PC still showed signs of infection, this means that specific tools to infection should be used to overcome .
Happy surfing !