How to (manually) remove virus from your video editing hard drive

How to (manually) remove virus from your video editing hard drive

Video editing is a very challenging job in that the whole success of a quality movie rests mainly on the shoulder of a video editor.

Many at times damage done to video are almost inrepairable and could cost the crew valuable time and resources especially if the video editor is working remotely without direct contact with the director or producer of the movie.

This article teaches you how to remove a virus from your Windows computer. In many cases, using a combination of your computer’s built-in Safe Mode and an antivirus program will be enough to remove a virus. But you must keep  in mind that not all viruses can be removed manually, meaning you may have to reinstall your computer’s operating system from scratch to get rid of the virus but even at that by following these steps from time to time,much damage would not be done to important files even if hard disk eventually comes down with virus.

To make things easier I would break this article down into methods:

Open Windows Defender if possible. Windows Defender is Windows’ built-in virus protection. To open it, click Start Image titled  , type in windows defender, and click Windows Defender Security Center in the search results. This should open the Windows Defender window.

If you can’t open Windows Defender due to the virus, skip this step to the next step.

Run a quick Windows Defender scan. You can do this by clicking the Virus & threat protection tab in the left-hand sidebar of the Windows Defender window and then clicking Scan now. Doing so will allow Windows Defender to search for, isolate, and remove any simple viruses.

You may have to click  ☰  in the top-left corner of the window to prompt the Virus & threat protection tab to appear.

This won’t work for advanced viruses, but you may be able to remove some malicious files by doing this before you proceed.

Restart your computer in Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a version of your computer’s operating system that loads only the necessary files and services, making it impossible for most viruses to run. You can restart into Safe Mode by doing the following:

Click Start  “home button”  , then click the Power icon

Hold down ⇧ Shift while clicking Restart in the Power menu.

Click Troubleshooting on the blue screen.

Click Advanced Options, then click Startup Settings.

Click Restart, then press 5 to select the “Safe Mode with Networking” option. If “Safe Mode with Networking” is tied to a different key, use that key instead

Open Disk Cleanup. Once your computer finishes restarting into Safe Mode, you can open Disk Cleanup by clicking Start button, and typing in disk cleanup, or clicking Disk Cleanup at the top of the Start menu.

Delete your temporary files and system information. Do the following:

Click Clean up system files in the lower-left corner of the window.

Check every box in the middle of the window (you will have to scroll down to see the last few boxes).

Click OK, then click Delete Files when prompted

Next we perform an advance scan  on windows:Open windows Defender. Click Start , type in windows defender, and click Windows Defender Security Center.

Click Virus & threat protection. It’s on the left side of the window.

You may first have to click ☰ in the top-left corner of the Windows Defender window.

Click Run a new advanced scan. You’ll find this link under the large Scan now button in the middle of the page.

Make sure the “Full scan” box is checked. It’s at the top of the page. A full scan will deep-clean your computer, though keep in mind that it may take Windows Defender well over an hour to complete a full scan.

Click Scan now. This is at the bottom of the list of scan options. Doing so prompts Windows Defender to begin scanning your computer.

Delete any discovered malware. If Windows Defender discovers malware, it will alert you and potentially prompt you to confirm the malware’s deletion. If so, follow the on-screen prompts to remove the malware.

Download and extract Autoruns. Autoruns is a Microsoft tool that shows you the various programs that started up with your current session. To download and extract it, do the following: on your  web browser.

Click the Download Autoruns and Autorunsc link near the top of the page.

Double-click the downloaded ZIP folder.

Click Extract all, then click Extract when prompted.

Open the extracted folder, then double-click the Autoruns file to open Autoruns.

Use Autoruns to delete malicious files. Autoruns will give you a list of automatic startup processes and files that appeared when you started your computer. You can use this list to determine which of the services are actually viruses:

Find a suspicious service in the Autoruns list.

Look up the service online to confirm that it is a virus, making sure to note any removal instructions.

Delete the service and any files or folders related to it.

Repeat this process until you’ve removed all of the suspicious services from the Autoruns menu.

Change your browsers’ home pages if necessary. A common virus strategy is to set your browser’s home page to a malicious or ad-based website. You can change your browser’s settings back to normal while in Safe Mode to prevent this from causing further harm.

In extreme cases, your computer’s virus will corrupt the browser’s files so that it can’t be changed from within the browser settings. If so, you’ll need to uninstall the browser in question and then reinstall it later.

Restart your computer in Safe Mode. You’ll do this by repeating the process you used to restart into Safe Mode earlier.

Run an offline Windows Defender scan. An offline scan can pick up on viruses or malware that you and the previous scan missed:

Restart your computer one more time. This time, click Start  , click Power  , and click Restart “without” holding ⇧ Shift. Your computer should start normally, and your virus(es) should be gone.

If you followed this post and still you have problems with a corrupt hard disk.

Read my next article,5 ways to do windows recovery you probably have not heard about

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