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Ways to clean the computer from viruses

A computer virus is known as an unwanted malicious program that causes damage to devices, and appears in many forms as e-mail or audio and video programs, among others. The types of viruses vary in terms of their harm, some of them are just an annoying program that constantly sends unimportant messages, and the damage may be great by deleting files, wiping hard drives, infecting the device with malfunctions, and stealing private information. Viruses can cause a great loss, and in 2000 a virus called (ILOVEYOU) caused billions of dollars in loss.


Clean your computer from viruses:

As if the computer is exposed to an attack from a virus program or some of it, some methods can be followed to get rid of it, and clean the device from its damage, and in what comes the most famous and most effective ways to get rid of viruses are.


 Antivirus software:

As the anti-virus programs give an alert when the device is infected with viruses, and this alert includes the names of malicious programs on the device, which it removes or isolates without the need for the user to remove it, and after the anti-virus program scans the programs the user is asked to shut down the computer and restart it, and after This will run the anti-virus program again and make sure that it gets rid of the viruses.


 Safety mode operation:

Where the user needs to resort to the safe operation mode in the event that he is unable to access the anti-virus program of his device, or if virus programs continue to appear on the anti-virus program; Because this condition is caused by files made by viruses in the Windows operating system, so that these files take the role of a database for the operating system to give it instructions and activate virus programs, and when the device is running in a safe operating mode, the device will only use the basic elements of the operating system, and then the anti-virus programs can be run without Intervene and eliminate viruses.



Manual removal:

If the anti-virus software is unable to get rid of the malicious software, the user uses the removal of viruses manually, and this is done with steps, namely, entering via the Internet to the site of the user's anti-virus program, and entering the name of the virus that the anti-virus program has revealed to give the company its location on the device, and search for sites If you delete non-virus files by mistake, it may be difficult or impossible to operate the device, and after finishing scanning the files, you must restart the computer, then run the anti-virus program to make sure that the programs are It has been discarded.


Reinstall the software / OS:

As the anti-virus program gives an indication that some programs on the device have been exposed to the virus, and cause great damage to them, so it is preferable to remove these programs from the operating system and reinstall them again; This is because it is possible that the virus may have caused the removal of some important files to run the program, and even after getting rid of the virus, the damage will have been done and cannot be repaired. But if the virus causes great damage to the device and not just to one or two programs, and the user resorts to reinstalling the operating system of the device, and this step causes the erasure of all personal data on the device.


Protect your computer from viruses:

 No matter how careful a person is in using the computer, the device may be exposed to viruses and cause many problems, so it is preferable to take the necessary precautions to avoid exposing the device to such programs. You can protect your computer from viruses by following the following:


 Install antivirus software:

Where antivirus programs can be downloaded on the device to protect it from infection, some of these programs are free and can be downloaded from the Internet, for example Microsoft provides anti-virus software for free, and it is preferable to update the anti-virus program constantly whenever a new version appears.


 Periodic examination of the computer:

It is preferable to scan the device once a week, using anti-virus programs, as they are run and perform a complete scan of the programs and files on the device to ensure that they are free of any virus programs.



 Operating system update:

Operating systems provide systems for security, and with each new version the security system appears more sophisticated and effective, so updating the operating system constantly helps to strengthen the protection of devices. Securing the device's network: The device may connect to a printer or the Internet via Wi-Fi, so protection must be put in place, such as choosing a strong password for the network connection to the Internet, or working to hide the network name to the public.


Stay away from suspicious:

 By avoiding entering unsafe websites, and not clicking on files or links to unknown-source websites or emails, and if an error occurs and a program is downloaded from a suspicious site, it should be wiped before opening or running it. Preserving personal information: the user does not publish his private information on public websites and chat networks.


Do not open public internet networks:

 Because public internet networks are not secure and not guaranteed, and it is preferable not to open them, especially Wi-Fi networks at airports, and make a copy of important files, and the device may be exposed to viruses, which causes the loss of important information and files, and it is preferable to make a copy of the important files to avoid losing them.

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