How to remove almost every virus without any additional software.
Nobody thinks about them until they become the victim of one. Millions of people fall victim to computer viruses every year. Once annoying and mostly harmless, today they are more sophisticated than ever and much harder to detect. They can steal your personal information and log your keyboard strokes. They can even listen to your microphone and view your webcam without you ever knowing. But most of the viruses have one thing in common. They need to run every time you turn your PC on. In other words, a virus that stops working after you turn off your computer is next to useless.
Every Windows computer has a startup list. In short, it’s a list of programs that turn on as soon as you start your computer. To access that list, you need to:
Newer Windows – open Task Manager and go to “Startup” tab
Older Windows – press WIN + R, type “msconfig” (without quotations), and go to the “Startup” tab
There are useful programs on that list like your antivirus software, audio and video software, messaging apps, and more. Our goal is to look at this list and try to find suspicious items. Startup items with weird or randomly generated names are most likely viruses, and you should disable them immediately. If you are in doubt, you can always Google the name of the program and check if it’s safe.
After you have finished disabling suspicious applications, you should restart your computer. If you have done everything right, your computer should be virus free. Even if you don’t have any viruses, it’s always a good practice to keep your startup list minimal. By disabling unnecessary applications, your computer will use fewer resources, and as a result, work much faster and more reliably.