Computers haven’t changed much over the years. We’ve been using the exact same method for over 10 years now to clean up viruses on windows systems. It’s a really easy process, actually. We’re posting this information from a site we ran 5 years ago and the details to the T still work perfectly.
Here they are:
Below is a list of steps you should take to clean up your desktop. This method is safe to use on mostPC desktops, yet we take no responsibility for crashing your computer If you don’t feel comfortable carrying out these tasks, please contact us and you may speak with a technician.
- Download HiJackThis: A free utility to help clean up your browser. This helps in a number of areas of browser Hijacks, as the name implies. You can find it here.Run Hijackthis and checkmark Every box. Let it disable everything then close it out without rebooting. Proceed to next step.
- Run MsConfig: Go to Start>Run> type in ‘msconfig’ and press Enter. Now click on the ‘Startup’ tab. Here, disable everything by unchecking all boxes. Again – do NOT reboot. Proceed to next step.
- Run RegEdit: Go to Start>Run> type in ‘regedit’ and press Enter. Go to HKEY_Local_Machine>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Current Version>Run. In the left hand column, you’ll find all the values. Highlight each and delete them. Close out RegEdit.
- Reboot System: Reboot your system and disable the dialogue box that pops up. Your computer should now run alot faster without pop-ups or viruses. Congratulations!