Viruses have been a great daily problem on Windows (well, now on Mac OS X, too…).
Many people concern about them and freak out when they realise they got infected!
So, let me show you how to remove viruses from your machine in minutes (and how to protect yourself from future attacks):
Use a well-known and stable antivirus. I use Nod32 Business Edition (Cracked, of course… – Crack it with TNod).
Open Nod32 and select Smart Scan.
Select the folders and drives that you want to scan and make sure you choose the “Operating Memory”.
Viruses run on your RAM, so it would be logical if you select that option…
After the scan, clean the infected files (the Antivirus does so by default).
Basically, this was how to remove a virus. However, you have to protect yourself for future attacks:
1. Use a Sandbox (I recommend Sandboxie)
A Sandbox opens a program in a protected and controlled enviroment. So, even if the program is a virus you do NOT get infected.
2. Check if a file is infected at Virustotal.com
Upload your downloaded files and you will have the results of about 40 antiviruses whether the file is infected.
3. Be smart
Don’t download any crap every idiot uploads on Youtube, Forums or other websites except if you really trust him. Read the commends or replies also…