Removal of Trojans in Three Quick and Easy Steps

By: Daryl Moore

The removal of Trojans can be elusive in standard virus scan software because of the disguised file form that they take on your computer, which is the reason they are called Trojans. Once triggered, it is difficult to remove them from your computer without the assistance of a repair utility.

Trojans are often injected in your PC in the form of spyware and adware. Some of the virus programs can detect the files but most have a miserable time removing them.

A few of the many symptoms telling you Trojans or spyware are present include:

1. Files open randomly
2. Slow computer problems are evident
3. Redirection to websites that are not requested
4. Your normal homepage is hijacked to another site (sometimes adult sites)
5. Toolbars are automatically loaded as well as pop-ups
6. Mouse cursor is leaving a trail or the right and left buttons are reversed
7. Buttons like the Windows start button disappear
8. Your computer reboots or shuts off by itself
9. Alt + Control + Delete is no longer working
10. Your web surfing is incredibly slow

There are a variety of articles on the internet giving the steps to "Do it yourself Trojan removal." If you are unsure of your skills in dealing with executable files, steer away and follow the simplified steps offered below so you do not create larger problems for yourself.

Three Steps to the Removal of Trojans:

Step One: Log the Problems that You Have Noticed

This may seem like a useless waste of time but it is not. It is important to get a baseline measure of the problems you are encountering so you can monitor the difference once the final repair steps are complete.

If you are experiencing slow computer problems, write down details about when the problems occur the most. For example, some people have the slowest computer problems right after start up. See the above symptoms as a general starting point.

Step Two: Choose One of the Best Trojan Remover Products for a Free Scan

Choosing the best Trojan remover software can seem like a daunting task. To be completely truthful, there are a number of quality products that can do a through job for you. The focus should be on choosing a product that does well across a variety of categories since there is no so called best Trojan remover.

When choosing software look for a product that is easy to understand, one with detailed help files (local or online), a product with a huge definitions (solutions) database, and one with good reviews and without a ton of negative press online.

Once you locate a product to scan with, run the most complete scan offered to get a detailed list of threats and level of severity. Removal of Trojans and other parasites starts with getting a good read on the existing problems already attached to your system.

Step Three: If Errors are Detected, Purchase the Full Version

The download and the initial scan are the time dominators of the entire process. Once errors are detected, removal of Trojans is the quick task. Pay attention to the severity of the threats detected. The more threats detected, the more vital it is to get the errors cleared.

Whether you have a huge list of infections is not important. It is extremely important to stay covered by quality software all year long. Get in the habit of running the can and repair at least once a week. It is not vital to choose a product with real-time protection (detecting items before they lodge themselves onto your system), but more important to choose a product with a good definitions database that can detect and conduct the removal of Trojans.

After conducting the repair, be sure to restart your system. Go back to your initial list and compare the changes for each item conducted. If you are still having some of the errors, it could be useful to look into a general virus scan and registry scanning software to add to your maintenance plan. There should be a measurable improvement to the speed of your computer from the first round of repair.

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