I have gone through a virus infection, so what?
This post is the fifth and last part of a series of posts on how to manually remove a malware from your computer.
So here we go, you have successfully removed the virus from your computer and you now have the opportunity to undo the changes it has done. You may not be able to undo all the changes but you can at least use the special "system files checker" feature (sfc /scannow) that comes with the windows operating system to undo changes to some important windows file.
But wait a minute, before you do any of these changes, look for an antivirus and install on your system. Make sure you update it to its most recent virus definitions.
Since most recent viruses and other malware exploit the autorun/autoplay feature of the windows operating system to infect a computer running windows, the following steps may help in preventing malware from getting onto your system.
Install a USB port monitoring anti malware programme that monitors your ports and scans any USB device you insert. A typical example is the USB disk security from zbshareware.
The vaccination software from panda also comes in handy in preventing viruses from pen drives as it prevents malware from running and infecting your system on their own
You can equally enable your task manager, enable your folder options, and enable registry editing and other functions of windows.
Back up your files and the registry
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