How to Remove Startup Virus


Viruses abound on the Internet. There are many solutions to counter the same but some viruses like NT32 are very hard to remove with normal antivirus software. In fact, an antivirus can only scan and detect viruses once the computer boots up but viruses can be present in your boot kit itself, away from a normal antivirus software reach. To solve this predicament, there are some 'bootable' antivirus software that let you clean up the boot kit at start up itself.

Things You'll Need

  • A blank CD/DVD
  • Optical drive
  • CD/DVD burning software
  • Find a bootable antivirus from the Internet. Some of the best ones are referred to under the reference section. Download one such antivirus software. After download is complete, burn the antivirus files to a CD/DVD using a burning software such as Nero or Deepburner.

  • Restart your computer. Press Del/F10 before the computer starts booting to enter BIOS. Use navigation keys listed below on the BIOS page to navigate through to boot preferences. Set the boot preference to CD/DVD optical drive. Press Enter. Press Esc and then ‘Y’ to exit BIOS.

  • Allow the computer to boot up. Insert the burned CD/DVD into the optical drive of your computer. Go to ‘Start’ > ‘Shut Down‘ > ‘Restart’.

  • Wait for the computer to restart. Now when the computer will start up, you will be automatically redirected to boot virus check up page. This happens because the CD/DVD starts by itself as boot preference has been changed.

  • Let the virus check get over. The viruses will be deleted automatically.

Tips & Warnings

  • Backup your important data before you go ahead with the procedure. Download the antivirus from a reliable source.

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