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Computer Virus: How to Remove It
Yahoo! NewsBy Becky Worley | Yahoo! News – Thu, Mar 29, 2012


If your PC has ever been infected - or worse, if it's infected right now - you're probably groaning. Yes it's a pain, but the good news is you can remove viruses yourself, for free.

STEP 1: Back Up Documents, Photos and Videos.

Save your important data to an external drive. Be sure to scan this drive and its contents after you remove the virus; you don't want to re-infect your computer after the clean-up.

STEP 2: Reboot in Safe Mode

You have to prevent the virus from running when you try to remove it. To do this, reboot in safe mode. Safe mode runs only the Windows operating system and a few key programs. It's a way to limit any malware from launching.

Restart your computer and hit the F8 key on the keyboard repeatedly until you get to a black screen with the option of restarting in Safe Mode. Choose "Safe Mode with Networking" so that you can still get on the Internet.
[Related story: Can an iPad really be an educational tool for toddlers?]

STEP 3: Download Virus Scanner/Removal Tools

I recommend downloading two to three different programs to find and remove the malware. One may do the job, but three will almost certainly do the job. These three have worked for me and come highly recommended by PC Magazine and CNET:

PC Tools

STEP 4: Run Virus Scanners

Download, double-click to install, accept all the defaults they recommend, and then run each. This will take a while. When the programs locate a virus or any suspicious items, allow the programs to delete the files.

STEP 5: Reboot Normally

Reboot your computer normally; no need for safe mode. You should be back to normal now. If you have files backed up on an external drive, plug it in and use the security programs you downloaded to scan that drive before you open or transfer any files. If the virus is gone, go to step 6.


Many people will recommend you reinstall Windows or try system restore or download a registry cleaner. I say that at this point, most people should take the computer to a local PC repair shop. Where I live, it costs about £75 to get the virus removed and a clean version of Windows installed. It is a personal decision how you proceed from here, but take into account the value of your time.

STEP 6: Add Security

How did you get that virus in the first place? Even if you don't know, it's clear you need more protection. PC Tools is a real-time virus scanner that you can use as your ongoing protection, or install something like Avast or AVG. All three are very good, free, anti-virus programs. Also Microsoft's Security Essentials comes well recommended.

You should also go to the Control Panel of your computer, and in the security section click Windows Update. Make sure that it's set up to regularly update. And if you think someone else accidentally installed malware on your computer, it's a good idea to give other members of the family their own sign-on accounts that don't have admin privileges.

This way, if the kids try to download software that could harbour viruses, they won't be allowed to. And yes, this means you should keep your admin password private. (Also, if they've installed any file-sharing programs, now would be a good time to remove them. Peer-to-Peer music and movie sites do expose you to a lot of junk.

STEP 7- Damage Control

Viruses are a gateway to identity theft and spam. So after you disinfect your computer it's a good idea to check your credit [Experian allows you to get a credit score free of charge].

You should also change all your passwords, especially your email password and any passwords for your financial institutions.

Comment by Lorddagon on August 12, 2011 at 8:33pm
Comment by Magistar on June 25, 2011 at 9:37am
thank you my son for this info
Comment by Lorddagon on June 24, 2011 at 10:30pm
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a review os all internent browsers

for those who think their email is at risk just type in your emial address and it checks your email against a known list of hacked email address
Comment by Magistar on March 23, 2011 at 9:42am
Comment by Magistar on March 8, 2011 at 1:29pm
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Sony has been given access to the website of the chap who first hacked the PlayStation 3’s security, thus enabling the playing of pirated software. This lets them track the computer details of anyone who has ever visited the site.

US magistrate Joseph Spero granted Sony this somewhat invasive permission after an earlier similar request was denied. If this is second time lucky for Sony, it’s potentially very unlucky for legions of PS3 gamers who may only have visited George Hotz’s website because they were interested to learn what all the fuss was about. But it gets worse.

Sony has also been given access to Google, YouTube and Twitter files relating to the hack. In theory this means they could trace anyone who has ever checked out Hotz’s online blog; who has viewed/commented on the YouTube clip explaining how the hack works or who has contributed to the lively chat on Hotz’s Twitter account.

As we reported earlier, Sony has been sending out cease-and-desist orders to PS3 users who were suspected of using the hack – lifetime bans from the PlayStation Network were threatened if compliance was not immediately forthcoming. Presumably this latest move makes it easier for them to cast their net further and wider. Unfortunately this is also likely to ensnare large numbers of the merely curious alongside the bona-fide transgressors.

Perhaps that’s just the price we all have to pay now that this hack is in the public domain. Such draconion measures are unlikely to wipe out piracy altogether, though - hackers have reportedly already discovered ways to reverse any ban that's handed to them.

Whatever the case, we can’t help thinking that none of this would have been necessary if Sony had secured its console properly in the first place...
Comment by Magistar on February 13, 2011 at 2:37am
Tech Support: What kind of computer do you have?
Customer: A white one.
Customer: Hi, this is Celine. I can't get my DVD
out !!!
Tech Support: Have you tried pushing the button?
Customer: Yes, I'm sure it's really stuck.
Tech Support: That doesn't sound good; I'll make a note.
Customer: No, wait a minute, I hadn't inserted it
yet. It's still on my desk . . . sorry. Thank you.
Tech Support: Click on the 'MY COMPUTER' icon on the
left of the screen.
Customer: Your left or my left?
Tech Support: Hello. How may I help you?
Male Customer: Hi . . . I can't print.
Tech Support: Would you click on 'START' for me and . . .
Customer: Listen pal; don't start getting technical on
me. I'm not Billi Gates!!!
Customer: Good afternoon, this is Martha. I can't
print. Every time I try, it says . . . 'CAN'T FIND
PRINTER'. I even lifted the printer and placed it
in front of the monitor, but the computer still
says it can't find it!!!
Customer: I have problems printing in red.
Tech Support: Do you have a color printer?
Customer: Aaaah . . . . . . . . . . thank you.
Tech Support: What's on your monitor now, ma'am?
Customer: A teddy bear that my boyfriend bought for
me at the 7-11 store.
Customer: My keyboard is not working anymore.
Tech Support: Are you sure your keyboard is plugged
into the computer?
Customer: No. I can't get behind the computer.
Tech Support: Pick up your keyboard and take ten
steps backwards.
Customer: Okay.
Tech Support: Did the keyboard come with you?
Customer: Yes.
Tech Support: That means the keyboard is not plugged
in. Is there another keyboard?
Customer: Yes, there's another one here. Wait a
moment please. . . . . . . Ah, that one does work.
Tech Support: Your password is the small letter 'a' as in
apple, a capital letter 'V' as in Victor, and the number '7'.
Customer: Is that '7' in capital letters?
Customer: I can't get on the internet.
Tech Support: Are you absolutely sure you used the
correct password?
Customer: Yes, I'm sure. I saw my co-worker do it.
Tech Support: Can you tell me what the password was?
Customer: Five dots.
Tech Support: What anti-virus program do you use?
Customer: Netscape.
Tech Support: That's not an anti-virus program.
Customer: Oh, sorry . . . Internet Explorer.
Customer: I have a huge problem! My friend has
placed a screen saver on my computer . . . but,
every time I move my mouse, it disappears.
Tech Support: How may I help you?
Customer: I'm writing my first email.
Tech Support: OK, and what seems to be the problem?
Customer: Well, I have the letter 'a' in the address,
but how do I get the little circle around it.
A woman customer called the Canon help desk because
she had a problem with her printer.
Tech Support: Are you running it under windows?
Customer: No, my desk is next to the door, but that
is a good point. The man sitting next to me isby
a window, and his printer is working fine!
Comment by Magistar on February 1, 2011 at 1:17pm
Acabion foresees elevated roadways will be needed to accommodate the streamliner's speed

Pneumatic Futurama-style transport systems were proposed as far back as the late 1800’s following the invention of pneumatic tubes for carrying mail around buildings. Swiss company Acabion sees such vacuum tube-based mass transport systems becoming a reality by 2100 and has conceived a vehicle capable of traveling at speeds of almost 12,500 mph (20,000 km/h) on such a platform. The company envisages a global network that would let users circle the globe in less than two hours and make transcontinental journeys possible in less than the time it currently takes to get across town.

The first step in Acabion’s grand vision for the future is the latest version of its GTBO road-ready streamliner – the GTBO VII “da vinci.” This fully electric vehicle would have a top speed of 373 mph (600 km/h) would be orders of magnitude more efficient than a current fully electric compact car.

Thanks to its reduced projected area, turbulence and aerodynamic drag, weight and rolling resistance, Acabion says at 12.4 mph (20 km/h) the vehicle is eight times (or 800 percent) more efficient and at 124 mph (200 km/h) it is 10 times more efficient than a current fully electric vehicle, however, the company claims efficiencies 25 times (2,500 percent) greater than such vehicles are ultimately possible.

The GTBO has been designed for speed and efficiency. Like the Zerotracer, it drives on two main wheels like a motorcycle, with two additional side wheels activated when driving at slow speeds or for parking. Acabion hopes to start selling its streamliners by 2015 for an estimated US$3 million but says prices will drop with mass production.

The company anticipates that, due to the streamliner’s speed potential, by 2050 new elevated roadways – like those mooted for cyclists in the Kolelinia concept – will be needed to separate it from its dilly-dallying forebears.

These fully automated high speed tracks would initially transport people at speeds of around 186.4 mph (300 km/h), before stepping up to 373 mph (600 km/h) in subsequent decades. The tracks would be used for both city and continental mid- and long-range trips with a 1,700+ mile (2,735 km) trip from Los Angeles to Memphis that would currently take more than a day cut to around four hours.

Additionally, the vehicles wouldn’t rely on their own battery packs for power but would draw their energy inductively from the roads themselves, which would be supplied with 100 percent solar power.

But even elevated tracks won’t suffice for the speeds people will be expecting by 2100. For long continental and intercontinental journeys Acabion envisages a global network of maglev-driven vacuum tubes, dubbed “traffic internet”, which will make it possible to travel at speeds of 12,427 mph (20,000 km/h). The company says that public commuter vacuum tube transport systems that would require larger tubes wouldn’t be feasible, but a 10-foot (3 m) diameter tube that would fit a streamliner would be. And such a system would still transport the same number as it would allow constant use instead of trains being spread out at regular intervals. Such a network would not only cross land, but also stretch through oceans, making a 30 minute commute from New York to Paris or San Francisco to Prague a reality.

While such a vision might seem outlandish now, Acabion is confident vacuum tube transport systems will come – and when they do, the company hopes its streamliners will be right inside, ferrying drivers around the globe at breakneck speed.

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