Tips for Detecting Viruses on Your Computer

Tips for Detecting Viruses on Your Computer

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November 10, 2017Security SoftwareNo comments

Malware is becoming an epidemic: it seems to be everywhere. Sadly, there has been a change in the way this software acts. Before slowing down your computer or constantly showing pop ups or annoying windows. Now it has become even more discreet. In fact, your computer could be infected at this time and you cannot even know it. There is a way out of this faster, more complete and much easier than any other method. Simply follow this easy-to-use 3-step guide to help your computer be free of harmful software. Note: To make sure that your computer is not infected our latest tech tips for detecting viruses you could follow each step in order.

It often seems that the only way to check your computer’s software is to analyze it using numerous anti-malware programs. This can be very time-consuming and can put your computer to a complete stop. Even after the scan is over, you cannot be certain that your computer is free of malicious software. Since the scanners cannot recognize any new malicious code. A better method to look for malicious code is to use multiple programs, not to remove files, but to analyze the computer. Each program used in this method is very effective and easy to use. It will not slow down your computer, since it only run when they are used. However, they require an Internet connection to work properly. No active malignant code can escape detection using this process.

Step 1: Check for root kits

It is important to make sure that there are no active root kits on your computer. To do this you could follow the latest tech news online or you can first scan your computer with Kaspersky TDSS Killer. While you are downloading, download the Comodo Cleaning Essentials zip file from this page. Make sure you select the correct version for your operating system. If you do not know if your computer is running, a 32 or 64 bit operating system. If for some reason, you have problems downloading these programs. You should download them to another computer and transfer them to the infected one with a flash drive. The malicious code can actually infect the flash drive when you connect it to your computer. It is best not to connect it to any other electrical device after using it to transfer these programs.

Kaspersky TDSS Killer will scan your computer to detect some of the most common types of root kits. This program has a very high detection rate. To use it simply open the file called TDSS Killer and then selects the option “Start scan”. In summary, this exploration should take less than a minute. If you find something, it is very likely that your computer is infected. If root kits are not found you, should go ahead and check your computer using Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE).

Unzip the folder for CCE. To do this, simply look for the folder, right click, click Extract everything and follow the simple instructions. Once this is done, double click on the file named CCE – this will open the main program for CCE. If for some reason, CCE refuses to open, hold down the Shift key, while holding it, and double-click on the CCE file. If the file opens correctly, you can release the Shift key. Holding down the change key kills any unnecessary process that could be interfering with your release. If this does not work, download and run a program called Rkill. This program will end with any malicious process and, as a result, CCE will open up well.

When it has opened, it performs a smart scan with CCE. All recent virus databases will be downloaded it may take a while to complete. Once this download is complete, it will begin the scan and check your computer to detect any type of malicious code. This exploration should not take long to complete. CCE also analyzes the changes in the system that may have caused by the malicious code. Once the scan is complete, you will be asked to restart your computer. Once your computer has restarted, you will be given the results.

Step 2: Use Kill Switch

If the mentioned procedure does not reveal any malicious activity, you must open CCE again. This time go to “Tools” and select “Open Kill Switch”. Kill Switch will then begin to analyze all your current processes. This scan should only take a few minutes at the most. Without waiting for the analysis to finish you can go to “View” and select “Hide safe processes”. This will hide all processes that considered safe by Comodo. Once the scan is finished, all that remains are those files that believed to be dangerous or not on the Comodo white list.

The latter called FLS Unknown. Keep in mind that unknown does not mean that the file is dangerous. It just means that it is not on the Comodo white list yet. If after the scan Kill Switch shows that, “There are no items to show”. Then your team has passed this part of the test. If there are any remaining files, you should investigate them. To do this, you must first navigate to the files. To do this simply right click on the process in question and select “Go to folder”. This will open the folder where the associated file is located and select the file. In order to check if a file is malicious you can load it into a program like total Virus.

Step 3: Use Auto run Comodo

Once again, go to the tools menu in the CCE. This time select “Open Auto runs Analyzer”, this program will analyze the registry. It shows you the files associated with each element. Since all malicious code is written to the registry. This program is able to identify malware and unknown files, even if they are not running. One disadvantage of this program is that it will potentially give you more files to check the aforementioned methods. If you want to be sure that your computer is 100% clean, then this step is necessary.

After opening Comuns Auto runs you will immediately start compiling a list, this process may take a few minutes to complete. Once again, without waiting for the scan to finish you can go to “View” and select “Hide secure entries”. So that you have fewer files to view once, the scan is complete. There are no items to show your computer has passed this test. If your computer has also passed the previous steps, then there is definitely no active malware on your computer. To know about more tech news stay with us.

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