If you believe that your computer system is infected with a Trojan then it is a reasonably quick and simple job to remove it; as long as you have a good antivirus program installed.
How to remove a Trojan
You can remove a Trojan from your computer by following these simple steps –
- Ensure you have a good, fully updated antivirus program running on your computer
- Disable System Restore by right clicking on My Computer and selecting Properties then Turn off System Restore. Then click Apply
- Scan your computer with your antivirus software. If this doesn’t fix the problem straight away then note down the name of the Trojan, which is usually found on the C:\ drive. Then you should edit your backup registry by going to Start, then clicking on Run. Finally, type Regedit in the window and then click on OK
- Search the registry for the entry created by the Trojan which will likely begin with HKEY followed by the path
- Delete this entry in order to ensure that the Trojan has been removed
- Restart your PC in order to effect the changes that you have made
- Switch System Restore back on
Remember, the best defence against Trojans and other malware is to have a good quality security program already installed on your system. An antivirus program is a good start though an internet security program may be an even better choice. I’ve reviewed plenty of each recently – here are a couple to get you started – Kaspersky Antivirus 2011 / F-Secure Internet Security 2011.