Ensure that your Windows 10 computer has been affected by malware. If you experience some of the signs where your pc is slower than usual, multiple pop-up ads appear, certain offensive content are displayed, etc., follow these step-by-step instructions to know how to Remove Malware From Windows 10.
Step 1: Enter Safe Mode
Initially, you need to disconnect your computer from the Internet and don’t connect it until you are ready to clean your computer. This will help to prevent the malware from spreading as well as leaking your private data.
You can boot your PC into Safe Mode. By doing so, only required programs and services are loaded and your PC might run faster than before. This could be a hint that your system has a malware infection.
Step 2: Delete temporary files
When you’re in safe mode, you need to run a virus scan. But make sure you delete the temporary files before doing it.
Doing this before scanning will speed up the virus scanning process. It will also free up disk space and remove malware.
Step 3: Download malware scanners
There are 2 types of antivirus programs. The first one automatically runs in the background, while you need to run the other one manually to detect malware.
We recommend you to use an on-demand scanner first and then follow it up with a full scan by a real-time antivirus program.
Some of the free high-quality on-demand scanners available are BitDefender Free Edition, Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, Malwarebytes, Avast, and SuperAntiSpyware.
Step 4: Run a scan
For instance, if you download Malwarebytes, you need to run the setup file and follow the instructions to install the program on your computer.
After running the whole scan, Malwarebytes will show you the results. Click the Remove Selected button in the lower-left corner to get rid of the specified malware.
Malwarebytes will ask you to restart your computer to complete the removal process, which you should do.