Folks, one of the reasons I am not in the information technology and computer business, for myself, is due to the time consuming process of removing malware infections (viruses, spyware, scareware, etc). Basically, I end up telling people you would never be able to afford me. Most people, when their PC’s become infected, think the cleaning process is a 5 minute job and do not realize the work (and time) involved. When a tech is presented with an infected PC, one of two things is going to happen.
One, the tech is going to get lucky and successfully remove the infection. Again, a very time consuming process that can leave doubt that the computer is actually clean. It also should be noted that sometimes the cure can be worse than the problem.
Two, the tech is not so lucky and the infection has caused what I call, “the point of no return”. In this case, we are talking a “very, very time consuming” process of formatting the hard drive, reinstalling your Operating System, reinstalling your software, reinstalling your devices, etc… If you do not have your “personal important data” backed up, then there is a good chance data loss will occur.
Too point out just how time consuming the malware removal process can be, I want you to read this article at TTC Shelbyville:
Steve at TTC Shelbyville has outlined the steps to take and the software to use to remove a typical malware infection. To some, this may look to be an overkill, but I assure you this, follow these steps and there is a good chance you will be successful in cleaning your PC. When you are done, let me know how much time you expended!