scan viruses from my pc

July 19, 2012 at 02:34:03
Specs: Windows XP
remove all the virus and errors from my system...

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#1
July 19, 2012 at 03:02:55
Well have you run any antivirus scans? What AV do you have? What other "errors" are you talking about?

There is a single sure method to remove any virus and fix errors. It's called Format & Reinstall. First resort of the uneducated. Last resort of the skilled & knowledgeable. Which category are you?

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#2
July 19, 2012 at 05:25:54
"There is a single sure method to remove any virus and fix errors. It's called Format & Reinstall. First resort of the uneducated. Last resort of the skilled & knowledgeable."

Well said!


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#3
July 19, 2012 at 09:00:41
I consider myself pretty smart and I lean toward the reload OS.

I have never been able to get all data correct after a virus. There always seems to be some issue. The second issue is rootkits. They can't be found by any means. The only sure way is to reload the OS.

Getting rid of a virus is only part of the problem. You have to start learning how to avoid them. Learn and use as many best practices as you can. Start with a good security suite, keep all updates current, stay away from bad sites and stolen downloads, use a limited user at all times.

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#4
July 19, 2012 at 18:54:23
Hi daniyalawan,

I am Makarand P from the Dell Social Media team.

To effectively remove virus and repair the computer after the virus cleanup, it would suggest you to use freewares like malware bytes and super anti spyware. To repair the computer you could first use a freeware like ccleaner and repair registry errors. After which run a SFC scan(System file checker) which repairs any files found corrupt. If the need be, it would ask you to insert the operating system cd. Please do so. Use a antivirus on the computer like AVG 2012 or Mcafee scan plus. It's a freeware and is available on www.download.com. The other software mentioned can be downloaded from the same website.

To run the SFC, click start, type cmd in the search box or the run box(windows 7 and vista in the first case and windows XP for the latter). Right click and select run as administrator. Type sfc /scannow and it should start verifying the operating system for any faults or corruption.

Kindly revert for further clarifications.

Thanks and regards,
Dell_Makarand_P
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