It doesn’t matter how you are saving your computer from virus and spyware.
There are still chances that your computer is needed a scan for virus. There are many things that can infect your computer with virus such as downloading files from the Internet, receiving files via instant messaging, Bluetooth, Portable devices, mobile phones, USB, and memory card reader.
Any external device connected with your computer might infect it with a virus. If you are feeling suspicious about your computer health then you should definitely run a scan on your computer.
In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to detect virus and spyware on your Windows 7, 8, or 10 OS computer. Please use the step by step method and let me know if you face any issue while following this tutorial.
Remember: The process of a full scan in windows defender program might take a long time. So, before running a full scan on your computer make sure that you have a couple of hours of free time.
What is a Computer Virus?
A computer virus is a type of malicious software that, when executed, replicates itself by modifying other computer programs and inserting its own code. When this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be “infected” with a computer virus.
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How to Detect a Virus on Your Windows Computer?
Turn on your computer, click on the start menu button at the left down corner of your desktop.
Now, in the search box type this ‘windows defender’.
When windows defender open, click on full scan.
Now, it will take around a few hours. So be patient and wait to finish it.
When the scan will complete windows defender will tell you how many harmful items it detected on your computer and ask you to clean it.
Click on clean system.
Another window will open and windows defender will ensure all the actions are applied completely.
Now your scan is complete. if the error or Trojan you think is still there on your computer after the scan then you should re-install Windows OS or restore previously backed up system image.
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