Recover Your PC
Recover Your PC
In my many years computing I have run across a few situations where my computer was too infected to really do anything. I’d start it up and boom! A Popup here, an intrusive program there. Sometimes removing the program that I thought was causing the problem didn’t even work. I admit, during the first few years of me using the internet and browsing around, I wasn’t exactly smart and found myself having to re-install my operating system many times over. Today, protection is key and I learned from my mistakes. However if you happen to run across this situation yourself, and your computer is so infected that it won’t function properly or even start up, there’s a few simple tools available to help you out. The first is Norton’s Power Eraser*. This tool will help eliminate and detect malicious software that regular virus scans may not detect. So if you’ve run into the situation of popups trying to get you to download security software because “Your computer isn’t secure”, Power Eraser may be your ticket to remove the threat. If that fails, you can go to the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool**. Sometimes a low level boot on your system is just what you need to get you up and running again, but this time without the infestation. The Norton Bootable Recovery Tool allows you to get rid of these threats without actually loading into your Windows environment. In other words, those pesky malware programs and viruses won’t get a chance to load and further spread. And, Norton will be able to get rid of them for you when other attempts have failed. Give it a try. It might just save you the headache of reinstalling your operating system like I had to do so many times before. Just remember… Back up your important data first.
*Because Norton Power Eraser uses aggressive methods to detect threats, there is a risk it can select very legitimate programs fro removal. Review the deletions carefully before continuing. However if you DO delete a program that you weren’t trying to delete, you can use Power Eraser to undo your mistake.
**Requires valid Product Key