So you’re looking to remove the fake malicious software from your computer? Good idea, what seems like just a virus or spyware slowing down your system may actually be recording your every keystroke and stealing your passwords and credit card numbers.
Microsoft has a program with the same name, “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool”, but this tool with the same name is actually spyware designed by hackers which can misdirect your internet browsing and download dangerous trojans to your computer. The best way to tell if you have the infection is to notice typical warning signs of a hacked computer.
The best ways to tell are: – Is your computer slower than usual? – Are there strange new icons on your desktop? – Does your internet browsing get interrupted with popups? – Are you receiving warnings of infection on your taskbar?
Depending on the infection, you can try to remove the virus, trojan, or spyware by yourself, you will need to delete the malicious files located in your C:Windows directory and in your registry under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder. However, you must be extremely careful not to delete the wrong file; you could potentially corrupt your hard drive.
Luckily there’s an easier way. You can automatically remove malicious software with a simple scan with the latest and most updated spyware removal software. There are big name removal tools that come pre-packaged with computers that often miss the latest spyware threats; you should instead scan with removal tools that I have tested most recently that can protect you now and in the future.