Originally Posted by Alex Jones
Ok I am at school and my freand Is asking how to rid his PC free of Virises/spywire. So If any of you guys have an Idea plz help me.
Depends on how bad the infection is...
For a light infection, I'd recommend a very good Anti-Virus Software (NOD32, ZoneAlarm Pro, AVG Anti Virus, etc...), then I'd put a good adware/spyware killer with it (I use Advanced Windows Care) and finally a virus behavior spotter (I use PC Tools Threatfire).
For a drastic infection, honestly, I'd nuke the PC, reinstall your O/S and apps and then put down the layer of defense listed above after downloading all of your O/S security updates. That way, you prevent the "bad stuff" from getting on there in the first place.
Finally, I'd educate all users of the PC in question to NOT blindly click the various pop-ups, download links, messages, and everything else under the sun that loads virus and spyware apps to your system. I'd also tell them to NOT go surfing in the "red light district" of the internet without protection (personally, I make a backup copy of my PC using Norton Ghost or Acronis TrueImage before I do any such surfing just as a precaution.)
Being a smarter internet surfer is the best way to prevent serious viruses from infecting your computer(s).