How to detect a virus in Windows 10?
One of the signs that our computer is infected with some virus is that it works slower than usual. In this case, the most advisable thing is to perform a system scan and subsequent cleaning to eliminate this virus that is bothering us and causing inconvenience to our equipment.
There are several alternatives to clean the computer. Among these, we will give you a few recommendations that you can run from the PC directly without using antivirus. Remember that antivirus is designed to protect computers.
Although Windows 10 already has an antivirus, it is never too much to have outside help when safeguarding the computer’s security.
Option 1: Using only the system
Several actions can be performed to clean the operating system and make it work in a better way, among these we recommend:
To eliminate the temporary files, we will do this by entering the Windows search engine, writing the words to free up disk space, and pressing enter to execute it.
We can eliminate viruses with MRT, and this function is designed precisely to carry out the elimination of malicious files. Again we enter the search engine and write run, then MRT and press enter.
Another alternative is to delete the hidden files and folders. We enter the Windows Finder, write run and then% tmp%, and press accept.
To eliminate files through the folder, we must enter the local disk (C), then the Windows option, the alternative System32, select drivers, etc., and click on the opportunity to delete all files.
Another alternative is entering the Windows security section. We locate and press on the option of protection against threats & viruses. Among the options, we select the exploration one.
This will give us other alternatives, and we choose the Windows defender offline exam, we press the option to examine now.
This may take about 15-20 minutes. After this, the computer will restart.
Option 3: Through an antivirus
Another alternative that can help you protect your PC is frequent scanning with antivirus, and there is a wide variety of these on the market.
It is best to select one compatible with your operating system and not interfere with Windows 10 functions. Some antivirus programs are not compatible with this software.
Among the antivirus most recommended by connoisseurs of the subject, we can mention some:
- Windows Defender is the antivirus that is already installed within the operating system. You will only have to run the antivirus.
- Kaspersky Free Antivirus is very efficient when detecting viruses and malware, and it is entirely free and very light.
- Panda Free Antivirus is another of the well-known and compatible systems. It has a free version and a paid version, and it offers a wide range of advantages for its users.