Your Questions About Virus Removal

Posted by softwareguru on September 7, 2014

Paul asks…

Completely Free Virus removal?

Every virus remover that I downloaded asked me to pay if I wanted to remove the viruses. I want to download a virus remover without having to pay to remove the viruses…any suggestions?

softwareguru answers:

Please install Clamwin anti-virus.

ClamWin is a Free Antivirus for Microsoft Windows
that uses the GNU General Public License by the Free Software
It can detect and remove more than 430,000 Trojans and viruses.


How to configure ClamWin

Install Clamwin (without proxy) and update the latest anti-virus definition files.
At the tools menu, set the preferences to remove virus.

The scanning engine scan every file like it is searching for head lice with a
fine tooth comb (reason why it is slow). To make it run faster.

You should make it scan these file extensions.

Start Clamwin and scan all hard drives for viruses.

Schedule clamwin to scan your PC at least once a day.

Mary asks…

Koobface Virus Removal?

My computer has been hijacked by the “Koobface” virus. I can’t go to any virus protection sites to download a scann because koobface redirects me to a bogus site. How do I get around this or how do I remove manually?

softwareguru answers:

Koobface is the latest virus that has attacked the social networking phenomenon. Top social networking websites like facebook and myspace are the places where this thing has done nothing but mischief.

The virus originated in early December and is reported to have infected several computers using the facbook platform. Although such a virus has been reported earlier in myspace but this new thing is using different methods to seek into the users PC and spread malware into the computer.

Although famous as virus, the Koobface is actually a worm. A worm is a malware that sneaks into your computer and replicates itself throughout the PC. The difference between a virus and a worm is that, virus attaches it self to the file where as a worm actually replaces it. A worm can even send automated emails to other PC’s trying to infect them using yours.

So Koobface is a worm and attacks a computer by downloading some .exe files into your computer. The main thing is to identify the threat at this point before it is too late.

How To Remove Koobface Automatically?

Here I will discuss two method of removing Koobface. First lets discuss the automatic method. The facebook security page has posted about this but there is no genuine way of removing this malware. They have only asked people to change their password in order to protect user security.

The best automatic method to remove this thing is of course to get a good malware remover which can automatically detect and remove it. If you have already bought a good spyware you can find the removal instructions from the support page. But it can be removed automatically if your software is updated.

The major problem is that the Koobface worm is constantly changing itself, so make sure you have the latest version of the mlaware installed.

If you don’t have a anti-malware software, you can download one here. It has been so far the best free spyware remover that I have found.

The free versions of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware are very good for on-demand scans and removal.
Download, Install, & Run == All-malwarebytes which is free and if it donr clear it run it on safe mode
Run Malwarebytes.

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