Jan 1 2017
Computer and laptop are important devices to increase your productivity. However, they are vulnerable to viruses and spyware that infect internal system. To remove spyware and viruses, you can do several things. Actually, preventive measures are better than treatment, but you cannot ignore sophistication level of viruses. Internet helps spyware and malware to spread extensively. The first virus computer only infect into closed system. Nowadays, every computer in your surrounding needs to install antivirus program. In this section, you will get tips to overcome viruses and spyware.
- Check program installation in computer
Spyware or malware are program installed in computer. The first step is to check control panel and program then see every program in your computer. You may see unusual or unfamiliar programs. You think this program is not there when the last time checked. Disable and uninstall it immediately. Be careful for doing this process. The problem arises when program does not appear in this section. To solve such situation, you can try the next step to remove spyware and viruses.
- Check hidden files and task manager
Task manager is specific app that’s only in Windows. You can right click on processes tab, usually at below screen. Another way to open is by pressing alt, ctrl, and the delete keys at the same time. When your computer has virus, task manager might not appears. If this happens, you need to go into step three. If virus is at low stage, the task manager is still able to expose unusual activity that consumes much resource from your computer. Checking the program installation and task manager is the basic methods to remove spyware and viruses.
- Use antivirus and spyware
After you clear unwanted file and program, the last method is by installing antivirus. You will find many programs from proprietary, free-license, or commercial software. For starting point, install free antivirus then start scanning. You should install software at once then scanning until finish. Two programs which run together will not work appropriately. Besides antivirus, you need to install anti malware and internet protection. If you use computer or laptop for browsing or downloading, it is better to use browser from reliable source, such as Safari, Firefox, and Chrome.
You may take one action that’s very solid to prevent virus or malicious program. When plugging USB drive or external memory, you should open from windows explorer then click directly into windows list on left screen. Avoid clicking directly on icon where the device is shown. This is useful way to remove spyware and viruses. Scan regularly and ask expert to check your computer thoroughly.