Clean my PC for free

Follow this step by step guide on how to clean up a virus from your computer. Protect your system, your data and privacy.

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A Brief Explanation On Viruses.

A virus in a computer will replicate itself and moves from machine to machine usually via a program inside an attachment. The virus will change the operating system to replicate itself and move to another computer where that system does the same. Typically, viruses are malicious pieces

of software written to alter the operating system such as Windows or Linux. They spread across the network very easily and quickly infecting each machine as it travels on, just like the human flu does when it enters the host who then passes it on to another person.

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A How does it do it?.

It attaches itself to a document so once run, executes itself. They can cause a serious amount of damage to a system such as wiping your hard drive or altering the registry affecting the way the system works. The virus attaches itself to document on your system, it takes a specific action for the program to execute. The program has to run to be able to infect the system. They can cause havoc on the host before passing to the next host.

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What can they do?.

Some of the damage they cause is, password theft, they can log or remember what keystrokes you are doing, these are known as key loggers. They can send spam messages to friends on your email list, corrupt your system files and generally, invade your system and privacy. Your computer can be infected in several different ways. They can spread through emails and attachments, through social media, even your mobile phone can be affected by downloading dodgy applications from the internet etc.

Follow these steps to find out how to clean up a virus from your computer for free.

 

Installing Wisecleaner

 

Minimise the window

To be able to get back to the main clean my pc for free website page, you will need to put a shortcut on the desktop. To create the shortcut, click the small button at the top right hand side of the page. This will minimise the window. If you have other windows open and cannot see the desktop, click the small minus sign to the left to send all those windows to the task bar at the bottom of the window and leave this window open.

 

Installing Wisecleaner 2

 

Creating a shortcut .

You now need to create the shortcut and place it onto the desktop. In the address bar where it says https://cleanmypc.co.uk , click and hold the left mouse button down and keep it pressed down. Now drag it over to where you want the shortcut to go onto the desk top and let go of the mouse button. You have now created a computer shortcut to clean my pc for free that you can open easily after completing the rest of the steps in this guide.

 

Installing Wisecleaner 3

 

Maximising the window

You can now proceed to maximise the window to carry on the remaining steps to cleaning out your hard drive. Again at the top right of the minimised window look for the icon that depicts the two windows which is next to the minus sign. Click this icon and the window should maximise



Your Choices .

You now have four options. Follow this guide here, Print this page and follow the guide on paper. Follow a video guide ( I am currently updating the videos as the ones shown are from the pervious website layout) Or you could simply load clean my pc onto your mobile and follow from there, don't forget to rotate the phone for a bigger picture.

Print this page Follow a walk-through video

Installing Fsecure.

You are about to connect to the Fsecure servers and download their online virus scanner. Downloading software from websites can pose a risk of malicious code entering your PC. Always check the address bar at the top of the screen and make sure there is a padlock shown indicating you are connecting to a trusted website!

It is always better to be weary and safe than risk any code damaging your computer. Fsecure is safe, if you would like to test the software before installing it, there is a website that will do exactly this for you.

Virustotal is the website that can check a URL or file for anything untoward in where you are about to visit, the Fsecure website.

Click the link below to check the website, when you are happy, please go to the next section an download.

Test fsecure website

 

Follow your browser guide!

Different browsers act in different ways when downloading and installing. Follow your browser path and skip the other Browser sections

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Perform the next steps then skip to all browsers carry on from there.

 

 

Download the software

Firstly you need to go to the Fsecure website which opens in a new window . To run the download you need to click the RUN NOW button. This will download the virus clean up software .

Download Fsecure

 

 

Execute the software

You now need to run the software by clicking the 'EXE' link at the bottom left of the screen.

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Perform the next step then skip to all browsers carry on from there.

 

 

Download the software

Firstly you need to go to the Fsecure website which opens in a new window . To run the download you need to click the RUN NOW button. This will download the virus clean up software .

Download Fsecure

 

 

Save the software

You now need to save the software to your hard drive

 

 

Open the software installer

Click on the drop down arrow to open the installer.

 

 

Run the software

Double click the installer to run the software and install it to your computer.

Opera

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Perform the next step.

 

 

Download the software

Firstly you need to go to the Fsecure website which opens in a new window . To run the download you need to click the RUN NOW button. This will download the virus clean up software .

Download Fsecure

 

 

Save the software

Click the save button

 

 

Run the software

Double click the dialog box to run the installer

All broesers

All browsers carry on from here..

 

 

Accept the conditions

Click yes on the next screen. Now you have to accept the agreement and allow the software to scan the PC for viruses

 

 

Run the software

Click yes on the next screen. Now you have to accept the agreement and allow the software to scan the PC for viruses. Once finished Fsecure will show you what it found on your PC. Simply click remove all and your Computer is once again safe from hackers etc. That is it for this section, now move on to the next section