Linux is enjoying another expansion in its consumer space with the recent launch of Windows 8, the most recent version of the world’s most popular operating system. Although Microsoft has been siphoning off share from Linux with the Windows 8 Consumer Assessment Project, some independent tests of hardware and software suggest that chances are high that if you are an early adopter of Windows 8, you could actually switch to Linux if you please.
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The definitive word on Microsoft’s Extended Service Pack 2 (EMS 2.0), is still that it is a Stage 1 security issue for Windows users. The good news is that there is a third party software solution available that might help ease your worries.
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Users who continue to use the Microsoft Windows operating system after receiving the above notification will require a reboot to cure the error.
There are some interesting features embedded in this release. The bug fixes are listed below:
Another interesting feature is the detection of memory-resident Viruses. Before attempting removal it is advised that you is to launch your Antivirus, be it part of your antivirus or an external USB based device. Do not follow web-based instructions, as they are not applicable to Viruses that are memory resident.
A manual solution to this problem is to delete all files that are associated with the Vundo virus, which can be done in a number of ways. Just make sure that you are taking a backup of all your files and programs before you attempt to edit your system files.
It is also good practice to back-up all of your user accounts and passwords just to prevent users from losing their data.
If you find that the Vundo Virus does not affect your specific computer then it is probably best to scan your computer for viruses using an online virus scanner. If the online virus scanner returns a false positive then it is likely that the Vundo Virus is embedded in one of your Files. If the inbuilt virus scanner cannot remove the virus then you can try using an external virus removal tool to do the job. External tools are better than internal virus removal tools, as they can scope and eliminate Viruses far faster, and also because they will not be affected by Re-infection after being quarantined and deleted.
It is advisable to use a backup program to restore the computer state before attempting to remove the viruses.
How to remove Vundo Virus:
1. Safe Mode: Reboot your computer in Safe Mode and open Windows Update and install all the latest updates.
2. Update Anti-Virus: Update your anti-virus software. If you have an anti-virus software then you must scan it before attempting to install it. There will be a warning page that appears prompting you to allow the software to install, but please do not allow the pop-up because it is false. Click Yes button to continue.
3. Scan with Anti-virus software: Once you have updated your anti-virus program, disconnect your computer from the internet and run a full system scan. Delete malicious entries from the system and restart it in normal mode.
4. Create Restore Points: Now that you have created a Restore Point, you can create restore points to restore your computer state if you ever encounter a virus infection again. Once you have created a Restore Point by clicking the Restore Point button, go to the Control Panel, then to the System Restore Tab and click a point to create a restore point. Should you lose your data due to a virus infection, you will have to use the Restore Point created by your anti-virus program to restore your computer state.