When You Have & When You Don’t Have Idea How to Fix PC Malware

I believe everyone has dealt with a computer virus or some other sort of malware at a certain point in their life. This is certainly very annoying, time consuming and extremely frustrating. When your computer starts to slow down and behave in an unusual way (takes too much time to start up, there are suspicious programs taking up your RAM that you can’t seem to get rid of, etc.), that’s when you should know it’s most likely infected by some sort of virus or another type of malware. Some of these viruses are malicious, others are just a nuisance.


The worst of them are the so-called hijackers – programs that take over browsers, and the more extreme types take over your computer. I’ve personally haven’t dealt with these programs that much as I know how to optimally protect my computer. However, there are many people who are not very tech-savvy and resort to other people that do malware spyware removal services to fix the problems for them. In this article, I’ll give you a couple of tips on how to successfully prevent malware from getting into your computer, as well as how to keep everything on your hardware safe.

First off, if you are one of the not-so-tech-savvy-people, you should contact someone close to you that is, or if you don’t have such a person at your disposal, contact a company that deals with malware spyware removal. They can tackle both your malware issue and offer other IT solutions, whether for your computer at home or for your business. You don’t want to deal with things you have no knowledge in, as that may give the malware more access and it may spread.

Secondly, always install an anti-malware program. The first thing that every computer owner should do after purchasing one, is sit down and install anti-virus software to keep the computer virus-free. However, once you install the anti-virus software, that doesn’t mean you’re done with it for life. You have to update it as soon as an update comes out, since malware also evolves and “learns” how to bypass anti-virus programs.

Moreover, run scheduled scans every now and then. This does indeed seem like a no-brainer, but a lot of people don’t do it. Set up your anti-virus software to run at regular intervals, say once a week. I know that these scans can be lengthy and annoying, but they’re for the better. Here’s a tip – you can run them just before you go to bed.

If everything else fails, do a system format. This is only recommended if you don’t have files on your computer that are of paramount importance for you and you fear loosing them for good. Nevertheless, if you do have some, transfer them on a USB, that’s the safest way to do it. I personally format my hard drive every few months but I don’t have many valuable documents on it, it’ just my personal preference. Nevertheless, you know what they say – better safe than sorry.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.