I regularly remove viruses and spyware from Windows PCs. It is unfortunate that there are so many infections for Windows computers, but it is a Windows world for the most part and so we have to protect and clean our computers as best we can.

What is worse than the infections themselves are some of the programs or Websites that prey on people’s desperation when their computer is not performing properly. Sites claiming to speed up your PC or clean your PC might sound like they can solve your computer problems but in most cases these one size fits all solutions will only work on a small percentage of ailing systems.

If you really suspect your computer is infected, or if your PC is preforming poorly then you should consult a computer professional (like me). If you like to try and do it yourself then Websites like www.bleepingcomputer.com and www.majorgeeks.com should be your trusted resources. My recent article about removing spyware is based on things learned from the above mentioned Websites.

An important thing to remember is that while anti virus software is generally 98% effective at keeping a PC free of viruses the very best anti spyware is less than 60% effective. The best defense against spyware is still a discerning user with good anti virus software.

I link to some good free anti virus programs in my files section, but my favorite product is still Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

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