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You will need to have a second windows PC if the infected PC does not boot.

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  1. How to remove malware from an infected windows PC, Install Anti-Malware software: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to remove malware from an infected windows PC, Install Anti-Malware software: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • On the PC you will be doing antivirus on, install the appropriate software. If the PC with malware does not turn on, install on a different one to do anti-virus.

    • Malwarebytes is great anti-virus software. Go to the website and install it for free.

    • Glarysoft Malware hunter is also good. Their website is here.

    • Other free anti-malware works too, but these are my favorites.

  2. How to remove malware from an infected windows PC, Remove your SATA HDD/SDD from the PC: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • This step only applies to PCs that do not boot. If the PC with malware runs, then install the software directly onto it.

    • Because assembly of different laptops and PCs vary so much, you will have to figure out or find a guide to remove your drive.

  3. How to remove malware from an infected windows PC, Connect the drive: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • This step also only applies to PCs that don't boot.

    • If your non-infected PC is a desktop, you may unplug the optical drive and plug the connections into the HDD or SSD. If it is a laptop, you will need a SATA to USB adapter.

    • Shut down your desktop before unplugging the DVD drive and attaching the HDD.

  4. How to remove malware from an infected windows PC, Disinfect your PC: step 4, image 1 of 3 How to remove malware from an infected windows PC, Disinfect your PC: step 4, image 2 of 3 How to remove malware from an infected windows PC, Disinfect your PC: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Once you've installed the necessary programs and (if applicable) connected you're infected drive to you PC, you are ready to be the doctor.

    • Run Malwarebytes.

    • Run Glarysoft Malware Hunter.

    • Windows defender comes preinstalled with Windows. Use that also.

  5. How to remove malware from an infected windows PC, Double checking another PCs drive.: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • This is the last step for checking another PCs drive

    • Go into file explorer, right click on the drive from the infected PC, and select each of the highlighted options.

  6. How to remove malware from an infected windows PC, Finito!: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • All done! follow these instructions in reverse to put everything back.

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changed “boot” to “turn on” because it would make more sense to the people who read this article, as they could be the much less computer-savvy people

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