How Can I Remove A Trojan?

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 can I remove a Trojan?

how can I remove a Trojan?

How to remove a Trojan

You can remove a Trojan from your computer by following these simple steps –

  1. Ensure you have a good, fully updated antivirus program running on your computer
  2. Disable System Restore by right clicking on My Computer and selecting Properties then Turn off System Restore. Then click Apply
  3. Scan your computer with your antivirus software. If this doesn’t fix the problem straight away then note down the┬áname 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
  4. Search the registry for the entry created by the Trojan which will likely begin with HKEY followed by the path
  5. Delete this entry in order to ensure that the Trojan has been removed
  6. Restart your PC in order to effect the changes that you have made
  7. 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.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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