How to Remove Virus from Laptop Without Antivirus Software?

Please let me know that how to remove virus from laptop without Antivirus software. I am facing some issues while operating Windows 10 it's showing me a virus on my laptop. Help me.

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Remove Virus from Laptop Without Antivirus Software

Viruses generally enter into a computer from unsecured internet access or through frequent use of virus-borne pen drives and external devices. This can be awful as the system performance may get undermined causing the BIOS or the Windows to get defunct.

Consequently, such viruses or worms should be quarantined or removed from your laptop or PC. Ideally, you can buy efficient antivirus software that can remove virus from laptop, but, there are a few alternative ways to remove the existing viruses that I found pretty useful when I had to do my office assignments working via the internet and my system got affected by a virus that intruded into my laptop.

And, what’s more, interesting is that I did not have to pay anything for these alternative mechanisms meant for removing viruses. So here I share the alternative ways to remove virus from laptops without antivirus software required to be installed on your laptop which you may also find useful.

Method 1 Using the “Task Manager” in Doing Away with the Virus

Removing the infecting virus using the Task Manager is a user-friendly proposition and is basically bifurcated in the following two different sequential steps.

Step 1 Stop Running Virus-Related Programs on Your Laptop

  • You should first press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys simultaneously to open the dialogue box of Task Manager. 
  • Now you should navigate through the “Processes” tab to trace the virus-related processes.
  • After you have located the virus-related processes, you should press the “End Task” option to prevent the virus from infecting your laptop further. 

Step 2 Stopping the Suspicious Service by Unchecking the Same

  • Click on the Windows button on the bottom left corner primarily visible on the desktop screen.
  • You must type MSConfig against Open option in the relevant dialogue box that gets opened and click OK.
  • Now go to Service tab and uncheck the service creating suspicion.

Method 2 By Operating Through the Command Prompt Option

Here in this specific method, you will have to write certain commands in the command Prompt that are listed in the below-mentioned successive steps to ultimately remove virus from the laptop.

Step 1: You should type cmd in the search box of the windows and right-click the first option so that you can “Run as Administrator”.

Step 2: Now type drive name followed by a colon without space and press Enter (For example - E:)

Step 3: Then you must type attrib –s-h-r /s /d*.* and press Enter.

Step 4: Type dir and press enter. This step will display all the files including the hidden files and directories.

Step 5: Now you must try to locate the files that are suspicious and are infecting your laptop. Ideally, such files will carry an extension like .inf or may also contain words like autorun.

Step 6: After locating the suspicious files, you must type del autorun.inf and press Enter to delete the files that are possibly in the nature of a virus.

Method 3 By Reviewing Softwares and Applications that have Recently been Installed

Many a time the add-ons related to newly installed applications may have been seriously affected by the virus that can be treated by following sequential steps discussed underneath.

Step 1: Type Settings in the search box displayed on the Task Bar. 

Step 2: Once Settings window gets opened, go to the Apps option.

Step 3: Navigate through the Apps and features segment with the objective of tracing the suspicious or unfamiliar App that may potentially contain a virus.

Step 4: Click on the Uninstall option to finally remove the virus. 

Method 4 Treating the Virus by Running the Laptop in Safe Mode

Here is an another way to remove virus from laptop without antivirus software pertaining to which the laptop is required to be run and dealt with in Safe Mode followed by adherence to below mentioned consecutive set of steps.   

Step 1: You should run your laptop in Safe Mode first.

Step 2: Now you should open System Configuration application by typing msconfig in the Search Bar and subsequently pressing Enter.

Step 3: In the System Configuration window, you must click on the Boot tab.

Step 4: Then you must check the Safe Boot option on the Boot Tab

Step 5: After you have clicked on the Safe Boot check box, you must now click on the Network radio button and should click Apply and OK.

Step 6: Now you can exit operating in Safe Mode.

Mick Jone 23 December 2021