Wednesday, May 1, 2013

How to Easily Delete Computer Viruses

Scientific American presents Tech Talker by Quick & Dirty Tips. Scientific American and Quick & Dirty Tips are both Macmillan companies.


This is the second part of a series on computer viruses. And if you haven’t listened to the first one, go check out Anatomy of a Virus now, because what I’m about to say will make a whole lot more sense if you do!

In my last episode, I mentioned that when you suspect you have a virus, the best fix is to turn off your computer completely. If the power to your computer is off, the virus can’t do any damage. But at some point, you will have to turn your computer on to delete the virus and take back control of your system.

In today’s episode, I’ll walk you through how to do just that! One thing to keep in mind: This method is somewhat complicated and involves many steps, but in most cases it is a surefire way to eliminate any malware from your system with only minor headaches.

For the rest of the story: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-to-easily-delete-computer-viruses

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