Virus Removal software providers offer services to update the virus signatures
in their software. Some, like AVG include this with their free anti-virus
If your system is infected
with variants of
the MyDoom, Storm Worm, Sober, and similar pests, access to your
antivirus vendor's web site for virus removal assistance will probably be
disabled by the virus. (MyDoom, for example, made these changes as part of its wicked methods
for survival in your system)
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solutions for removal of viruses.
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|How to Remove a
Computer Virus -
a short article from Microsoft
General procedure for removing a virus -
Update your anti-virus program to the latest release
- Restart your computer in
- Run a
system scan using the updated virus signatures file
- Delete files flagged as infected
- Restart your computer in default mode.
The old Conficker and similar worms seem to reappear in various
disguises on a regular basis. Most up-to-date virus removal programs will find
and remove them. But, if a new version is released by hackers after your latest
virus program update, it could end up in your computer. Update your virus and spyware removal software regularly, as well as your firewall program.
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