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You Will Need
- Internet access
- Antivirus software
- Spyware or spam scanner (optional)
Locate antivirus software
Locate your computer's antivirus software or search online for a free program and to get the latest definitions, which are also known as updates.
Run antivirus software
Scan your computer with the antivirus software regularly or as soon as you notice a problem to delete any infected files.
Quarantine infected files if the software is unable to remove them; this will prevent the virus from impairing your computer's performance.
Locate the source
Locate the sources of the virus if the computer was unable to remove it by searching for suspicious files or emails recently downloaded.
Remove it manually
Remove the virus manually by opening the Task Manager or Activity Monitor; check the name of each running process online; then delete the virus.
Visit a repair technician
Visit a professional repair technician to make sure you have successfully eradicated the virus, and to install any updates you need so your computer's not reinfected.