How to remove adware

Active Internet users who spend a lot of time for web surfing, often face the computer infection with a variety of malicious software. Slow operation of the system, a lot of spam, pop-ups, change your browser's settings and system behind your back – that’s all the indicators of an infection.

There are many ways to get rid of unwanted programs, ranging from the purchase of anti-virus to reinstalling windows and formatting the hard disk. Let me offer you the easiest and safest way to clean your computer from current infection, as well as a few tips that will help every user to not clog the system with harmful programs and applications. If you look for individual removal guides, the most widespread malwares now are Popcorn Time and DNS Unlocker.




Step 1: Boot your computer in safe mode

Safe mode differs from the usual in that it runs only the necessary programs. All kinds of shareware useful programs from foreign developers are not allowed to work. Also, in safe mode does not work most of the malicious software. Reset computer and press F8 button while system is loading to boot into Safe Mode. There will be menu with Advanced Boot Options. Select Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.

Turn off the Internet connection and test the performance of your computer in safe mode. Internet should be turned off for viruses are not able to interact with the network and counteract your efforts. If your computer is infected, then in safe mode it will run much faster. Also, if your system speeds up, it may mean that you are using a large number of legitimate programs and applications in the startup challenges, and they slow down your PC.




Step 2: Use Anti Malware Scanner

Antiviruses are divided into two main classes: real-time and on-demand. Real-time anti-virus software constantly works, calculates malware and checks all incoming files. On-demand antivirus programs work only when the user runs the scan. Real-time antivirus programs can conflict with each other, so user can have only one real-time anti-virus on his PC. However, no one bothers you to have several on-demand anti-virus programs. You may ask, how did it happen that my computer is infected, if I turned the antivirus on? The answer is simple: none of the antivirus can provide complete protection. Even the most well-known and high-quality anti-virus program periodically can not perform its task, faced with the latest hacker’s developments. In these cases, the development team needs some time to identify the new virus, to determine the method of dealing with it and include it in the database. This problem can easily be solved by few different antiviral tools, which will complement each other. To provide the most complete protection against viruses, it is recommended to scan the system with available-on-demand scanners, and then run the real-time scanner.

On this moment the most popular scanners are Malwarebytes, Spyhunter, Adwcleaner.

Step 3: Fix Web Browser

The browser plays a very important role in the infection of the computer. Most viruses invade the system through a browser, and many malicious programs modify the browser settings in order to facilitate further infection. After you clean your computer from viruses, do not forget to turn your browser settings to default, and pay special attention to security settings.

Follow the guide to fix your browser's settings:



Step 4: Recover corrupted files

If the infection has spread so deep that you can’t deal with it by these methods, then you are left with two options. The first is to use the services of specialists who will clean all the files on your PC from viruses, while maintaining all the information available. The only disadvantage of such a service is its cost. If you do not want to pay so much money, you can reinstall OS. Copy to an external drive or USB flash drive all the data that you wish to save, and then wipe the hard drive and reinstall OS. In this case, you will have to re-install all the programs that are not included in the standard package of the operating system. Before you upload the files back to your computer, check the external media for viruses. Also, you can use the backup, if you saved the system before the first signs of infection became noticeable.

Last step: Keep Your PC Clean

If you want your PC to remain uninfected after you cleaned it, follow the basic rules of computer security. Make sure that your antivirus always been turned on, and do not ignore reports about its work and the detection of suspicious files. Stay tuned for the programs that you use, especially the browser and anti-virus. If you still have a backup that was made before you cleared the system, scan it for viruses, and remove it if a virus is found. When you make sure that the PC has no trace of malware, change the passwords from your emails, bank accounts, and any other services, that you used from the infected computer. You can’t know whether a program has stolen any of your passwords, as long as someone does not use it, so it's best to take matters into your own hands. In addition to the advices above, try to refrain from visiting untrusted sites. They are quite easy to detect by the warnings issued by your browser and anti-virus. Follow these tips, and your PC will be clean, and you can use it with pleasure.








Published by KateRealta



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