Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How To Use Microsoft Malware Removal Tools

When a malicious software infiltrates your computer, it can do a myriad of damage to your system. Some malicious software like adwares take control of your computer's host file and alters it so that your web browser redirects your online surfing to advertisements. This way more malicious software could enter your system from the sites redirected to. To solve this problem, you must remove the malicious software from your computer first. Microsoft and other companies offer free solutions to get the job done.
The following Microsoft tech support guidelines will tell you how to use some of the few Microsoft’s malware removal tools.

      Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Download the Security Essentials antivirus tool from Microsoft official website by clicking the Download Now button. Then clicking the Save button when the dialog prompt appears. Click the Next button and send the downloaded file to a location on your computer.
  • Double-click the antivirus file and confirm your operating system by selecting the Windows system that you are currently using in your computer. Click Yes and Next after reading the product agreement.
  • Click Validate to ensure that your version of Windows is legal and legitimate. The tool will install and run updates. Don't interrupt this process and proceed only when it is finished.
  • Click the Home tab. After this, you must choose your virus scanning preference. If you want a thorough scan of all of your files, folders and programs, click Full. To start the Full Scan, click the Scan button. Click the Clean Computer button to remove the virus problem from your computer.
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
  • Go to the Microsoft Download Center from Microsoft official website and click Run. Read over the Microsoft product clause and if you agree to it, click I Agree.
  • Select your scan preference by clicking Full Scan. Unlike Quick Scan, Full Scan searches all files, folders, components and applications for malicious software. To start the Full Scan, click Next.
  • View the viruses detected by the tool by clicking the View detailed results of the scan link after the scan is finished. Click the Finish button to expel the virus and disinfect your computer.
If this still doesn’t fix your problem, you can get in touch with the Microsoft tech support team and get more assistance.

How To Remove Antivirus Program From Windows XP

You might have some programs in your computer that you no longer want to use and hence wish to disable or remove from the system. It may be this program is interfering with some other programs in your computer and creating problems.
Let’s consider the case of Windows antivirus software program. If you have problems with this software or you wish to use some other antivirus program on your computer, or if it is taking too much of your system resources, you might then want to remove or disable it. Though the exact steps for disabling the software differ with different operating systems, the basic concept is the same.

How to disable the antivirus software
  • Open your installed antivirus program on your computer. You can find the program icon on your desktop or you may find the icon on the tray on the bottom of your screen. Double-click the icon to open it. Or else you can open the program by going to Start > All Programs > your antivirus program.
  • Once the antivirus program is opened, look for a button or a checkbox on the main window which says, Enable/Disable. If the antivirus program is active, it will display as Disable which means you can click on it to disable or make it inactive. If it in inactive, it will show Enable meaning you may click on it to make it active.
  • If you are unable to disable the program by this method, you may click on the programs’ help menu which will open a standard utility for Windows XP. When you click on the Search tab you will get a search box where you need to type disable. Then click on the List Topics window.
  • You will now get the instructions on how to disable the software. Just follow it and it will be disabled.
  • How to uninstall the antivirus software
  • Go to the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  • Double-click on Add or Remove Programs. This will list all the installed applications on your computer. From this list, locate your antivirus program.
  • Select the antivirus program by clicking on it. You can see a button labeled Change/Remove. Click on it and it will ask you whether to change or remove. Click Remove to uninstall or remove it from your computer.

Now that you have successfully disabled or removed Windows antivirus program, you can now take the next necessary action. Hope you find this article helpful.