How to Remove a Trojan Virus and Recover Lost Files

How to Remove a Trojan Virus and Recover Lost Files

Anyone who uses a computer understands that Trojan viruses or other malware can release a storm of problems on your PC. Here are some quick tips on removing a Trojan virus and other malware to recover lost files on your computer.

What Can Malware do to your Computer?

To understand how to remove malware, you first have to understand how they work. There are a number of different malware categories, including:

  • Adware
  • Backdoor
  • Hijackers
  • Dialers
  • Spyware
  • Virus
  • Worm

Malware typically comes from corrupted downloads. Specifically, a Trojan virus appears innocent on the surface, but has been designed to unleash havoc on your system. Sometimes, it provides a backdoor entry to your computer system, or download more dangerous software on your hard drive in the future.

Removing a Trojan Virus

Typical computer Viruses, on the other hand, self-replicate themselves and infect other files or programs on your computer. Whether or not you can eliminate a Trojan virus will depend on the severity. In this case, when removing a Trojan virus, it’s always recommended taking it to a data recovery professional.

There are anti-malware programs, however, that prevent and eliminate these attacks from occurring. We recommend Autoruns from Sysinternals. The software is free, and it provides you with a detailed report of potential malware threats and how to get rid of them.

For the most part, the programs that run through Autoruns will be safe from cyber-threats. But remember, before you delete anything, first examine the files that are currently being scanned from Autoruns. Once you determine that those files are corrupt or safe to delete, you can use an anti-virus program to safely remove them.

Recovering Lost Files on your Hard Drive

To recover a lost file, we normally recommend taking the proactive approach and backing up your data. It’s much easier to use a backup than it is to try to recover your information after a malware-attack. You can also check the recycling bin for deleted files. Getting into the habit of creating backups could save you a lot of headache and frustration later.

You could also consider using SecureRecovery data recovery software to restore data that has been emptied from the recycling bin because of its easy to use interface and effective results. It will even give you a preview of the files that you can recover free of charge.

Whether you need to recover lost files or figure out how to remove a Trojan virus, contact the experts at Secure Data Recover for help you can trust!

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Laura Bednar is a content writer for Secure Data. She writes blogs about trends in technology and budding privacy laws in the digital age. She also creates content for web pages and marketing materials for company products.

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