How to remove malware on a PC

The increase in destructive malware circulating is becoming a bigger concern by the fact that it is unpredictable. Wartime digital weaponry knows no boundaries and will inevitably create damage to unintended targets. It is imperative that you protect yourself including all of your devices.

In our latest top antivirus recommendation article, many readers asked us how to install our top recommendation of TotalAV onto all your devices.   Here’s how to do it on a PC.

Be sure to follow the instructions below.

 

First, uninstall any other antivirus already installed on your computer

Because antivirus with real-time protection runs diligently in the background of your computer, having two such services installed at once will prevent each other from providing any protection at all.  This is especially true of Windows.  To have success with TotalAV, please uninstall your other antivirus programs on your computer.  To uninstall Windows Defender – the most common Antivirus app that comes pre-installed on Windows, please follow these steps.

 

How to install TotalAV on Windows

  • Click Install 
  • Wait for TotalAV to Install
  • Wait for TotalAV to Update 


You have now successfully installed TotalAV on Windows 10!

 

How to run a Quick Scan

  1. Open the TotalAV program
  2. Click the TotalAV logo on the left-hand side
  3. Click Malware Scan
  4. Click Quick Scan

TotalAV will not start to scan your computer which will take between 5-10 minutes to complete.

 

What happens if TotalAV finds a virus after doing a Quick scan of my computer?

If a virus has been found, TotalAV will fully remove the virus and put it in the Quarantine Virus Vault.

 

How to run a System Malware Scan

If you would like to do a deeper scan of your computer, fun a full system scan using TotalAV’s System Scan feature.

  1. Open TotalAV program
  2. Click the TotalAV logo on the left-hand side
  3. Click Malware Scan
  4. Click System Scan
  5. TotalAV will now scan your entire computer which can take a while.

 

What happens if TotalAV finds a virus after doing a System scan of my computer?

If a virus has been found, TotalAV will fully remove the virus and put it in the Quarantine Virus Vault.

 

How to enable Real-Time Protection on TotalAV

Finally, you will need to make sure that Real-Time Protection is enabled.

  • Click TotalAV Logo on the sidebar
  • Click Enable Protection 
  • Then click “Run Smart Scan” to have the software scan through all your files, identify potential malware and remove it!

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