Introduction: So your computer isn't operating correctly? There is a possibility you may have a virus. Some things to look out for are system slow down, lock ups, windows pop-up that you did not open and even the system shutting down. Here's a step-by-step on how to download Windows Defender Offline, scan, possibly detect and remove the virus. This software works on computers with Windows XP Service Pack 3 or above installed.
List of materials:
-A connection to the Internet on a "clean" PC with a USB port (used to download the software)
-A USB drive larger than 1 GB
2. If connected via a network cable remove the network cable. If you are connected to a wireless network, turn off the wireless card on the infected machine.
"Windows Defender Offline" or go to the following link:
4. Download the version of software you are using, 32 or 64 bit.
6. Windows Defender Offline will take you through several prompts. This includes selecting the type of device you are using (flash drive or cd-rom) to install Windows Defender Offline on. This will be the device that you will boot your computer to and run the Windows Defender Offline software.
8. Turn the computer back on and the Windows Defender Offline tool should boot up. Once the software the software is running you will be prompted to run a quick or a full scan. If the system is clean the tool will report it. If malicious software is detected Windows Defender Offline will try to remove. Please check out the below video.
Quick Scan - scans your computer for scans in common area on your computer (approx. 20 minutes)
Full Scan - scans every file on your computer (approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes)