When to know how to remove virus from laptop?
Our free diagnostic at opens in a new windowClickAway can catch most viruses. Many laptop viruses start with irritating popup ads, redirects to sites you’ve never heard of or blocked antivirus websites. We can remove most viruses by taking these steps:
- Boot your computer into safe mode
- Download antivirus software onto a separate computer and transfer it to your laptop
- Run the antivirus software and eliminate the virus
- If the virus can’t be detected through antivirus software, we can open the registry editor. There, we find the programs that have been loaded by the virus, and disable or delete them. Once we do this, your computer should go back to operating normally again. In some rare cases, the virus may have infected key components of your operating system. If so, the only way to remove the virus will be to reformat your hard drive and reinstall the OS. However, this isn’t necessary in most cases.
How to remove virus from laptop & other malware on your computer
There’s nothing quite like realizing your Windows PC, Mac, or laptop is infected with a virus or malware. But with careful and decisive action, removing a virus can be quick and easy.