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How to remove viruses from your computer

I think computer viruses should count as life … I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image, Stephen Hawking

Viruses are nasty little pieces of software, the bane of every user’s existence. Let’s get rid of them.

An antivirus is a computer program designed to protect you from Malware. An Anti-spyware is designed to block spyware. Typically, companies bundle Antivirus and Antispyware into a single program with both features. They are usually free only for private use.

How to remove viruses from your computer

How to remove viruses from your computer


  1. First, you need to download a copy of Hiren’s BootCD PE.
  2. Create a bootable Hiren’s BootCD PE USB flash drive with Rufus or Ventoy.
  3. Now you need to reboot your system, go into boot selection mode (F12), and select your Hiren’s BootCD PE USB flash drive.
  4. Include with Hiren’s BOOTCD PE are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

      Hiren’s BootCD

    Hiren’s BootCD

  1. Reboot the computer.
  2. Download Tron. The download links are in the top post in /r/TronScript.
  3. Run the self-extracting .exe file and it will extract tron.bat and the resources folder to the current directory. Copy both of them to your Desktop.
  4. Right-click on the tron.bat file, select Run as Administrator, and wait from 3 to 10 hours. Yes, that’s right, patience is a must!
  5. You’ll need to manually click “scan” in the Malwarebytes window that appears part of the way through Stage 3: Disinfect.
  6. Reboot.

Free antivirus software


# First, we need to install the clamav package. 
sudo pacman -Sy clamav
# Update the virus definition 
sudo freshclam
# Get the latest definitions at boot so that the virus definitions are kept recent.
sudo systemctl enable --now clamav-freshclam.service
# Start the daemon
sudo systemctl enable --now clamav-daemon.service
# Test ClamAV. The output must contain: stdin: Win.Test.EICAR_HDB-1 FOUND
curl https://secure.eicar.org/eicar.com.txt | clamscan -
# Install more signatures (databases) from other repositories
yay -S clamav-unofficial-sigs
# Enable the clamav-unofficial-sigs.timer. It will regularly update the unofficial signatures.
sudo clamav-unofficial-sigs.sh--install-all
# Scan for viruses and remove them
clamscan --recursive --remove ~
  1. Installation: sudo apt install clamav clamtk (graphical front-end for ClamAV).
  2. Updating the ClamAV Signature Database:
        sudo systemctl stop clamav-freshclam.service # It stops the clamav-freshclam.service service 
        sudo freshclam # It updates the signature database manually
        sudo systemctl start clamav-freshclam.service # It starts the clamav-freshclam.service service. 
  3. Scan: clamtk, scan a file/directory using its graphical interface or open a terminal and type: clamscan ‐‐infected (print infected files) ‐‐remove (remove infected files) ‐‐recursive (all the subdirectories in the directory will be scanned) /home/user/.
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