Hacking by hackers of several pages of national online websites continues to be the topic of conversation. One of the ways hackers work is by sneaking malware, computer programs specifically designed to infiltrate other people’s computers, via the Internet network.
Hackers enter it through disguised e-mail, advertisements, even via free wi-fi networks. The computer program was developed as a virus capable of encrypting files to trick computer users. How do you avoid malware attacks? The only way is to delete it from the computer. Here are some tips for removing malware on Windows-based computers:
Delete Temporary Files
Temporary files, including cache and cookies on the browser, are often home to malware. Therefore, clean the temporary file browser, as well as windows, including the recycle bin. To remove it, open RUN then type% temp%. Delete all contents of the temporary file.
After that, delete the contents of the recycle bin by right clicking on the icon on the desktop. Next, select the empty recycle bin.
For the Chrome browser it’s a little different. First of all open Chrome and click History on the three horizontal lines present at the top right corner. Click Menu, then select the option clear browsing data. Check all options to delete all data.
Reset System Restore
The Windows operating system has a System Restore feature which is very useful in case of system problems. With this system we can return all systems to the origin of the computer used. However, it should be noted, this feature is also often used by hackers to place malware.
To reset System Restore, you just need to turn it off and then restart the computer. When the computer restarts, restart this system. Files that were previously saved have been deleted or replaced with the latest ones that will return.
Scan the entire computer partition with Antivirus
This method may sound simple, but it is quite effective. Scan all storage partitions on your laptop or computer. The antivirus will automatically detect malware and remove it.
To be on the safe side, also install anti-malware software and scan it thoroughly. Immediately quarantine or remove any detected malware.
Windows defender is Windows’ built-in security program. If you don’t have an antivirus or anti-malware, you can use this program. The trick is to just scan normally all computer partitions. Using Windows Defender offline is recommended. This way the scanning process will be performed before entering Windows or while booting up.
Remove strange programs
Again, check the contents of the programs installed on your laptop or computer. If you find a strange program, delete it immediately.
Reinstall the computer
This step is the final step if all the steps above are unable to remove malware from your laptop or computer. And, quite potent. What needs to be underlined is, you must still scan every existing partition before reinstalling.