How to manually find and remove a virus?
For every computer users of all over world, it is very important to have some knowledge regarding system viruses or other malicious programs. Once any of these viruses get into the user system then it might infect and cause destruction of the PC. Malwares are categorized into different types of infection and very little number of users is aware of it.
Malware is nothing but a programming code that is developed for the use of harming the system. It copies and multiplies itself and infects computers. Hence, malwares are computer viruses, Trojan horses, hijackers, worms, spywares and certain kind of adware. These viruses can capable of spreading in the form of executable code format from one system to another. The most common way from which virus may get insert to the user’s PC is with the help of pen drives or USB drives.
Most virus detection programs failed to find them. In some cases, it might detect but in the most cases it unable to find viruses like New Folder.exe and delete the file. So, in our post I am going to utilize command prompt for removing destructive programs that antivirus is incapable of erasing it. User can check this out for more information on how to manually find and remove a virus from the system. I will not go into specific details on any particular infection program but rather provide information about how these infected files can be deleted. Below are the steps:
Step 1: First go to start button and then type cmd command on the search programs and files to run the Windows command prompt.
Step 2: In this step, user need choose the drive location which is infected by the virus and then drive letter and colon (D :). For example, C: drive, D: drive, E: drive, etc.
Step 3: After selecting appropriate drive, type attrib –s –h *.* /s /d and then hit enter.
Step 4: On this screen, type dir command and press enter key. The dir command displays user all the content of the drive.
Step 5: Check for an unusual .exe executable file that is, if there is an autorun.inf file then rename it with new file name. For example, rename autorun.inf abc.
Step 6: By following above steps, user can access the drive and then click on my computer icon. Select the drive and erase the harmful files. User can also delete those files by using command prompt and type del filename.