Step-by-Step Instructions for Manually Removing Viruses
Step 1: As a first step, you need to download the Autoruns for Windows v10 software provided by Windows SysInternals that will help you monitor the programs running on startup. This program hides the Microsoft program's entries so that you can zoom on the third party programs.
Step 2: Reboot the system in safe mode so that malwares are not loaded on startup. This is because in safe mode Windows is started with minimal configuration. Extract the software that you downloaded in Step 1 and double-click the autoruns.exe file to start the application.
Step 3: After the application has started, click on the Options Menu and select the following entries:
- Verify Code Signatures
- Include Empty Locations
- Hide Signed Microsoft Entries
Step 4: Now, either press the refresh icon on the Menu Bar or press F5 key to refresh the list. You will be surprised to see that the program shows entries in 17 different tabs. However, you must look for entries under the Services and Logon tab. Apart from these two tabs, you should also check the other tabs to make sure that the malware is not loaded elsewhere.
Step 5: Find the entries you want to remove and in order to delete these entries, right click on them and click the delete icon present on the Menu Bar. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut key Ctrl + D or right click the entries and select Delete from the popup menu.
Step 6: After you have deleted the invalid entries, reboot the computer and manually remove all the suspicious files that you find in the windows directory. Some files may be hidden, so you'll need to enable the option “Show hidden files and directories" in order to remove those files and/or directories.
This bleeping computer virus removal tool and guide will definitely help you get rid of malwares and other viruses that are left undetected or uncured by popular antivirus software programs.