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Stay At Home Reference Guide 4

Time to protect yourself from viruses!

Antivirus is very important. From helping if you accidentally clicked a bad link or you opened a malicious email attachment, a properly configured antivirus can save the day. An antivirus, setup properly and up-to-date, has a good chance of preventing your system from becoming infected or leaking information to an attacker.
  • To check to see if your antivirus is up-to-date, find your antivirus’s icon in the lower tray (by your system clock); Double-click on the AV’s icon to open it. Then find & click update.
  • To check to see if your antivirus is up-to-date, find your antivirus’s icon in the lower tray (by your system clock); Double-click on the AV’s icon to open it. Then find & click update.
  • Open Task Manager and see if you have any out of place Start Up Items in the “Start up Tab”
  • If you feel that you already might have a virus:
  • Reboot the computer into SafeMode with networking
  • Download and run RKill - This will prevent Malicious code from running while trying to use a AV scanner
  • Download MalwareBytes antivirus, and install it to your computer. Then run the scanner with “custom” and select scan “Rootkits”
  • Download Windows Tweaking Repair and run it twice in Safe Mode
If you are finding a stubborn Virus and need assistance to remove it from your computer, please contact us at support@techonsite.com or call us at 310.695.1742.

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