How to Manually Remove Viruses From Your System

Note: This solution will work only against those Viruses which does not infect Windows own Exe files e.g like explorer.exe

Virus Symptoms

You may have seen some unexpected things that should not happen. Some of the symptoms of viruses are:

Disables Task Manager

Disables Registry Editor

Disables Command Prompt

Sometime you have no application open but CPU usage goes over 50%

My Computer Drives not opening by Double Click

Automatic Shutdown

Computer Slows down

Hidden Files will not be showing

Folder Options will be disappear

Manual Removal

If you have tried all the solutions listed on our site and still could not disinfect your system then try to manually remove the virus using the instructions below. There are four steps
Caution: While the manual
process is going on do not open any My Computer drive through My
Computer

1. Process Terminination

In order to compelete the
instructions below. You need to have Process Explorer and Autoruns.
Download them separately

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Close and exit all programs (even from tray) except Internet Explorer
or your internet browser.

Run process explorer by typing procexp in the start menu

Run and do as illustrated.

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Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks computers for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom—and helps remove any infection found. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. Microsoft releases an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month, and as needed to respond to security incidents. The tool is available from Microsoft Update, Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center.

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Show Hidden Files and Folders not working?

A few days back, a client came to me and told me that he was having trouble with his Windows XP. The show hidden files and folders was not working at all. If he selected the radio button “Show hidden files and folders”, and then press Ok .. the changes would just disappear upon opening the dialog again. It was probably some virus attack after which the Windows registry was not being updated properly. So here is what I did to restore it back. There are so many methods to restore back the registry. If one method is not working, please try another one.

Method 1:

Go to registry editor by running regedit in the run box.
Go to this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoft
WindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced

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