You may be wondering how to remove a virus from your laptop if you don’t have antivirus software. It can be done, but it’s not as easy as just running an antivirus scan. In this post, we’ll walk you through the process of removing a virus from your laptop without using antivirus software.
First, you’ll need to identify the virus. This can be done by running a scan with your antivirus software, or by using a free online scanner such as VirusTotal. Once you’ve identified the virus, you’ll need to find a way to remove it.
One way to remove a virus is to use a tool called Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a program that can be used to remove malware and viruses from your computer. It’s available for Windows and MacOS, and it’s free to use.
Another way to remove a virus is to use a tool called HitmanPro. HitmanPro is also available for Windows and MacOS, and it’s also free to use.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed either Malwarebytes or HitmanPro, you’ll need to run a scan of your computer. Be sure to select all of the files on your computer for scanning, not just your Documents or Desktop folder.
Once the scan is complete, you’ll likely see a list of infected files. You can then remove these files by selecting them and clicking the “Remove Selected” button.
If you’re unable to remove the virus using Malwarebytes or HitmanPro, you may need to try a different approach. One option is to reformat your laptop and reinstall Windows. This will erase all of your data, so be sure to back it up before doing this.
Another option is to use a Linux Live CD. Linux Live CDs are basically a version of the Linux operating system that can run from a CD or USB drive. They’re specifically designed to be used as virus removal tools, and they can be extremely useful for removing viruses. You do need to have a copy of Windows on your hard drive in order to use this method, but you don’t necessarily need it installed.
The last option is to perform a factory reset on your laptop. This will erase all of your data, so be sure to back it up before doing this. You should also make sure you have all of your drivers backed up if you’ve had any hardware changes recently (such as installing an internal wireless network card). Once everything is backed up, visit the website for your laptop to download any drivers you might need, and then perform a factory reset. Once the laptop has been reset, go through the setup process again and install Windows 7 (or whatever version of Windows your laptop is running). This will remove any viruses that may be present, as well as preventing future viruses from infecting your computer.
Use of Task Manager
Using this method, you can get rid of a virus without using an antivirus through simple steps.
This method will cease all the virus-associated programs running on your PC or laptop and stop the Virus from spreading in your device.
For this method, you’ll have to follow these steps
- First, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys at the same time to open the Task Manager application
- Proceed to the Processes tab, examine each running process registered in the window, and look for any unknown or strange processing programs and confirm the unfamiliar program using an online source.
- Once you have spotted the virus-related program, you should select it and then click the End Task button to stop it from spreading in your device and infecting it.
Hopefully, one of these methods will help you remove the virus from your laptop.