How to remove a virus from your computer

Steps to remove tough viruses:

I recommend booting into safemode.  As soon as you turn your computer on, begin pressing F8 once every second and then choose SAFEMODE WITH NETWORKING.

1. Download Rogue Killer and do a SCAN and then DELETE what it finds:
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget6983-1-a3711fd5f1f0a506ffde738acce2609d.html

2. Download Avira Free and then run a full scan:
https://avira.cleverbridge.com/30/cookie?affiliate=1879&redirectto=http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget955-1-a3711fd5f1f0a506ffde738acce2609d.html

If your files are hidden you will need  The Unhider:

If you can't run the above programs you may need the Exe Fix:
If you have Windows 7*

If for some reason you cannot download these files, go to another computer and download them to a flash drive first, then insert it into the infected computer.

*If you have Vista or Windows XP, download the appropriate EXE fix at the bottom of the page instead of the Win7Exe Fix.


Alternatively:


If you are still able to view this website on your infected computer you should run Combofix.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/combofix

and if that doesn't work, try Norton Power Eraser:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tdsskiller/

or

 http://www.superantispyware.com/portablescanner.html

If your computer is still infected, call helpdesk or use your system restore disks to restore to factory settings. 

NOTE:  If you restore your system, you may lose all information on your computer that you have saved.  Backup your system before restoring.

How to unlock hosts file:
cacls C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts /E /G Administrators:F
cacls C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts /E /G "Your User Name":F



More tools:

RKill - Terminates known malware processes so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections

A2HijackFree - The ultimate process killer / system startup / BHO remover

ComboFix - The ultimate Fake Antivirus (Scareware) / Virus Remover

TDSSKiller

NortonPowerEraser - Remove obnoxious rootkits that even Combofix can't get

Unhider - Restore hidden files after a Virus Infection

XP TCP/IP Repair - To repair TCP/IP functionality in Windows XP after a virus corrupts it

GeekSquad MRI SX release 5.1.1.0 - Automated Virus Removal and Hardware testing
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