How to remove a computer virus for free

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Your computer slow, getting pop ups, certain applications do not want to load? Chances are you have been infected with a computer virus. Computer malware can in most cases be removed quite easily with the help of some removal tools. In this how to I will show you how to remove computer viruses for free. Yes you read it correctly, remove computer malware for free, no technical knowledge required.

Download a malware scanner

To detect and remove viruses we need a good malware scanner. Most free malware scanners detect and remove most viruses, although they lack support and more advanced features. In our case all we need is a scanner that will detect and remove computer viruses. 

Point your browser to and download the free version of Malwarebytes for your PC or Mac.

Once the download has completed, proceed to installing the application.

Run a scan with Malwarebytes

Navigate to the "Scan" option on the left and make sure the "Threat Scan" option is selected. Now click on the big blue button "Start Scan"

A scan will run and in the process will look for program updates, do various system scans and eventually display any threats found. Click on the "Quarantine Selected" button to automagically clear out these nasties. You might be prompted to restart your computer after the process has completed.

Professional Computer Virus & Malware Removal

If for some reason your computer is still slow, have unusual pop ups or behaves out of the ordinary, its best to leave it to us professional's. 

Server Guru have been doing virus & malware removal for the last two decades. We can remove viruses remotely by connecting to your computer through the internet. So if you think you have been infected and you need a computer "Guru" to help, please contact us.

Computer Slow? Try these tips

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Tips to make your computer faster

Taking forever for Windows to load, applications take an eternity to launch?

Over time, regular use of your computer builds up unneeded files on your hard disk. As the disk fills up it takes longer to read from the various segments on the disk. Neglecting to perform regular maintenance can add to poor computer performance.

Things you can do to speed up your computer.

  • Restart your computer more often. This closes unnecessary applications and results in a faster computer.
  • Uninstall unneeded applications. Frees up drive space and in some cases removes unneeded services that use up system resources.
  • Delete temporary files using "Disk Cleanup". Helps to free up drive space.
  • Remove unneeded browser plugins. Speeds up browser, frees up system resources.
  • Defrag your hard disk using "Defragment and optimise drives" Helps to arrange your files on your drive, increasing drive performance.
  • Make sure Windows updates are set to enabled and automatic. No-brainer really.
  • Upgrade outdated hard drives to newer Solid State Drives. These new SSD drives are the best thing since free antivirus, they greatly speed up Windows and application load times.
  • Upgrade system RAM (Memory). Once you click an application it launches itself into memory from disk (memory is many times faster than disk), if you don't have enough memory the system creates more "memory" by using (slower) disk, slowing your computer even more.
  • Run regular Antivirus scans. Malware (viruses) can slow down your computer by utilising system resources.

If you need any advice or assistance with computer upgrades or maintenance, please get in touch with us.