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"This guide will help you remove malicious software from your computer. If you think your computer might be infected with a virus or trojan, you may want to use this guide. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to remove malware from Windows operating system. It highlights free malware removal tools and resources that are necessary to clean your computer. You will quickly learn how to remove a virus, a rootkit, spyware, and other malware."

Guide: http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/malware-removal-guide

I'll be posting updates. :)

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I have found this professional cheek list for virus removal, may be it will helpful to some one.. You may download in excel format: malware_removal_checklist.zip

How to scan and clean a computer with Emsisoft Emergency Kit Table of Contents Introduction Setup Download Updates Running a Full Scan What to do if Malware is Found Section Overview Other Emerg

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Just curious as to why you have removed that step.. is it redundant in the instructions or are you not seeing the need for it?

Reason I ask is because I honestly feel that would be needed, while not all infections would require it.. It is good t check and for proper Windows function it is a good idea to be sure to remove the entries.. even though some security packages do not do it.. IMO..

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Well.. I sort of stated my concern above.. but in a way you have to consider how many and what would people actually complain about taking the necessary steps to properly clean it up... It could be better to leave the step in .. Just an opinion.. but sometimes its best to realize what really is motivating the complaint and if its validated..

Me... I am going to be cleaning and covering that area for myself and anything I come across..

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Update:

- Revised and improved the instructions for Step 2 (Run a Full Scan Using Antivirus Software).

- Removed ComboFix (as advised) and added Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (Additional Malware Detection/Removal Tools)

- Added new links and notes.

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Update:

- Removed Dr. Web Curit.

- Revised the instructions for Step 2 (Run a Full Scan Using Antivirus Software).

- Added Re-Enable and SARDU to the guide (Additional Malware Detection/Removal Tools).

Also, the website seems to be up and working now. Please inform me if there are any further problems.

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Update:

- Removed Step 4 (GMER) from the "Removal Process." Moved it to "Further Help"

- Added the step of changing passwords (After the Removal Process)

- Added new links

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Update:

- Revised Introduction

- Revised Step 1 (Automatic Preliminary Rootkit Scan)

- Revised GMER log instructions

- Revised Posting Logs to a Forum for Help

- Added new links

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Update:

- Revised and moved proxy setting instructions (Preparation for the Removal Process)

- Added "Repair System Settings" (Remove the Effects of Malware Infection)

- Added "Perform An Online Malware Scan" (Further Help)

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Update:

- Revised proxy setting instructions

- Revised Step 1 (Automatic Preliminary Rootkit Scan)

- Revised "Repair System Settings"

- Added Microsoft Safety Scanner (Additional Malware Detection / Removal Tools)

- Removed SmitFraudFix and Trend Micro CWShredder

- Added new links

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Update:

- Revised Step 1 (Automatic Preliminary Rootkit Scan)

- Added Avast aswMBR Rootkit Scanner (Additional Malware Detection / Removal Tools)

- Removed Virus Effect Remover and GMER

- Added important notes

- Fixed links

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Update:

- Removed Temporary File Cleanup (as advised)

- Added "Unhide All Files" (Remove the Effects of Malware Infection)

- Added Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper (Additional Malware Detection / Removal Tools)

- Added new links

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Update:

- Revised safe mode instructions

- Revised (Fix the Side Effects of Malware)

- Added Temp File Cleanup (After the Removal Process)

- Added GeekPolice Forum (Further Help)

- Removed Avira Antivir and added MSE

- Removed Emsisoft BlitzBlank

- Added important notes

- Added new links

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