If your PC is slower than usual, the OS and apps experience random errors, you cannot access some of your files and folders or the web browser struggles to get rid of weird ads, then perhaps some kind of malware has taken your PC hostage, preventing you from using the computer as usual and putting your personal and professional data at risk.
Virus, worms, Trojans and other malicious software are on the prowl for PCs and networks of every platform. The risks for hackers are minimal in contrast to the benefits. The age of mobility, automation, smart cars and the internet of things has greatly increased the number of connected devices and improved the way of storing and accessing information either with or without a PC.
Hackers have seen a great opportunity, as creating malware software and investing in attack methods are on the rise. Techniques are being constantly improved, causing spam, data theft, invasion of privacy and overall damage to companies and users.
Although prevention is the first and main line of defense, it is not always possible to stay safe from infections. Any user might have had bad experiences with malware even without being alerted by a security software.
If you fail to install a security solution on your PC (or if a virus or Trojan is preventing you from installing one) or if your antivirus has not detected any malware, then cleaning your PC can be difficult and take a long time depending on the threat. In order to face threats, we will show you how to do it in this guide. We hope you find it useful. The aim of this guide is removing malware from a Windows PC, although the overall process is usually used the same way in other systems.