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Virus Infected Systems

Virus Infected Systems

Affected Roles: Windows OS Users
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: Custom Servers
Complexity: High

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Date Created: 11/1/2019


If you have an antivirus utility installed and updated, the first thing you can do is launch it then perform a full system scan. For the purposes of this article, I’m going to use Windows Defender Security Center. Third-party antivirus utilities such as Norton, McAfee, BitDefender, Avira, should have a similar option. For older versions of Windows 10, check out a Microsoft tutorial on how to use Windows Defender.

In Windows Defender Security Center, click the Virus & threat protection menu. If threats are detected, you can immediately start a scan. We want to perform a full system scan, so, go ahead and click the Virus & threat menu, click Advanced scan. Select the Full Scan radio button then click Scan now.

The process can take some time depending on the size of your data and the severity of the infection. A single scan might not be able to successfully remove the virus, so I would perform a couple more scans. After threats are found, you can click the Start action to quarantine the virus immediately or review it to see further details.

VIRUS INFECTED Systems other than micrsoft windows

There is an abundance of tools available online to help detect and clean virus-infected systems. Due to the large quantity of these tools, it is best to refer to your system manufacturer or your operating systems recommendations for further assistance.

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