Thursday, March 14, 2013

Five Good Reasons Why Becoming a Virus Removal Expert Is Difficult

Having experienced the trouble of having a virus or malware endanger your computer before, you would be of the opinion that becoming a professional in virus and malware removal would make your life easier when dealing with these problems. You would become the expert that your friends or relatives would first go to the moment that they suspect their laptops or PCs of harboring malware or believe that their online accounts had been hacked. You can do this if you understand how anti-malware programs such as paid and free antivirus applications work, and how they eliminate malware such as viruses, rootkits, spyware, adware and others from your computer. This article, however, will point out the importance of hard work, experimentation, and time in transforming yourself into a viral and anti-malware removal professional.

The five reasons listed below are needed for any computer user who aims at becoming a malware removal expert:

The first reason is recognizing the most effective and least-performing virus scanning and removal software there is available. This is the most valuable skill that any viral removal professional should possess; a computer security expert should know what kind of software or program to employ to flag down and eliminate malware. Not all malware-scanning utilities are created equal; some would cost you a fortune to buy and yet you need to renew or repurchase their license every year and they are just as efficient as the free antivirus downloads that you find in the Internet. To illustrate this point, a premium antiviral suite that would cost you $50 can only mark out and remove three out of ten viral software programs; the other seven may sneak in undetected in your PC or laptop and eventually damage it. Leading paid antiviral solutions such as Panda, Norton Antivirus, and McAfee are not capable of taking out every possible viral or malware program from your computer. In fact, no antiviral or anti-malware program is perfectly effective at identifying and eliminating all malware infections from your PC or laptop. It is crucial to have different kinds of anti-malware programs available when checking for viruses and malware and for you to evolve into a computer security guru, you must be able to recognize which antiviral or anti-malware application is best suited to tackling that particular malware.

The second reason is having the gift of expertly educating computer owners and users on ways to prevent viral and malware infection, and how they can prevent their laptops and PCs from being infected. You should focus on how you can explain to users why viruses and malware had been present since the inception of personal computers and the Internet and that they continue to be an ever-present hazard. You should also learn how to monitor different virus and malware attacks, check on the ways that they infiltrate host computers, and identify the methods that viruses and malware use to proliferate. To illustrate this point, you can ask the customer if they had ever clicked on an image or link that was attached to an e-mailed message that was sent to them. You can also ask the user if they took the advice of a pop-up box that said that "your PC has been infected," or even so much as close down the window, or had connected their laptop or PC to another networked computer that is possibly infected.

Knowing what questions to ask to your customers and making them aware of the various methods that they can use to stop viral and malware infections are good talents that you must possess if you aim at becoming a malware removal professional. Being too self-assertive, technical, and blunt in your questions would not help you accomplish your goal.

The third reason is the capacity to differentiate between valid Windows Operating System (OS) programs and processes and those being run by viruses and malware programs. You must be careful not to change or erase important system files as doing so might cause your laptop or PC to slow down or become unresponsive; the lost information might be vital to your computer's functions, causing it to not restart at all.

Identifying which processes are important can be a delicate task because every program or software that is installed in your computer, whether they be legitimate or malicious in nature, has had their processes run through the Windows OS, or rely on Windows-facilitated host processes like "sychost.exe." You become a professional if you can pick out valid or default Windows-run processes from those that are potentially harmful or are run by installed viruses or malware. However, because of the countless number of malware and the procedures that they use, the modifications that they make to themselves and to their host files, you can only become a professional through hard-won experience and with the help of Father Time.

The fourth good reason is by recognizing what you can do when you have seemingly tried everything else and yet you are still unable to resolve the issue. This happens sometimes when you are trying to resolve a viral infection but you are not permitted to run other programs at all, particularly antiviral or anti-malware programs that you need to resolve the infection. The infected computer's firewall will also be rendered inoperative, its Windows Security Center suite disabled and its network connections severed; your laptop or PC is also unable to restart in safe configuration or can't even restart at all. What can you do then?

A computer security or virus removal expert, when he encounters such a dilemma, has now learned to "workaround" the issues that malware infections often cause. He should know how to back-up important system data using an external hard drive, then check and remove viruses from the computer's system either manually or using a premium or free antivirus solution. The professional must also know how to reconnect a Web connection that has been severed by viruses and malware, and also eliminate redirect malware that can cause search engines and Web browsers to be directed to potentially dangerous and compromised websites.

A good virus removal or computer security professional must also know how to reverse the file destruction that was made by the offending virus or malware and to help the infected computer revert back to its original settings. He must also be able to flag down and remove the hidden files that most anti-malware applications never recognize, files that enable cybercriminal and hacking actions such as password and credit card data fraud, account names and identity theft, and information transfer to cyber thieves and spammers. A good virus removal professional can chose to edit the host files in the infected computer and manual erase malware-modified files that have been embedded in similar folder types like "System32."

The fifth and final reason is having the aptitude to do things in a step-by-step approach. Computer security experts have earned their credentials the difficult way, by undergoing years of cumulative hands-one work and training, and by going through different events, scenarios and set-ups to experience being a professional in his chosen field. A significant period of time is required along with familiarity and experience in handling various computers to help you configure infected laptops and PCs back to the performance level that they exhibited before. You are required to tune up cleaned computers after you have removed the offending viruses because the malicious software has slowed down their host computers. To "tune up " a computer means that you need to clear up the system registry, take out unwanted programs from the start-up utility and from the Windows OS itself, disable unnecessary services, clear up temporary system files, and modify the configuration of the Windows OS so that it can perform better and run faster, among other actions.

Would you prefer to drastically cut down the time that is required to turn yourself into a computer security professional by identifying what paid or free antivirus program to use, how to employ it, how to copy important system data, how to eliminate hidden system files, how to eliminate malware infections that block software and program installation, how to do system tune-ups, how to resolve "process and browser" hijacking attempts and much more, using comprehensive and step-by-step instructions? Then you should look into the "Virus Removal Manual" by "The PC Technician" which is available online.

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