Issue: How to Optimize Registries After Virus Infection?
Hi guys. Recently a virus hit my Windows 8. That was a serious one (Ukash) that made me some damage. I hope that I have removed it, but I think that it left traces in Windows registry. That’s because system commonly delivers error messages, inform about missing .dll files, programs freeze, and so on. Could you please tell me if I should reinstall Windows system or is there another way to fix that?
Malware, spyware, keyloggers, and encryptors are very serious infections that can destroy your personal data stored all over the system, but that’s not all. Such pests targets the system itself. Since Windows is run by a mass of files stored in Registries, viruses tend to inject corruptied or damaged exsitent ones there. Consequently, Windows system reacts negatively and start causing the following side effect:
- pop-up alerts;
- lots of ads;
- freezes, crashes;
- file lock;
- unresponsive apps;
This list is very long; therefore, we are not going to list all side effects that start as soon as the system gets infected. In order to orevent that, it’s very important to ensure that your Windows system is properly protected. For this purpose, you should install a professional anti-malware, keep it up-to-date, and launch firewall every time. Besides, it is advisable to install a second opinion anti-virus in order to ensure 100% protection.
From your short letter we understood that you have launched anti-malware or took other measures to fight against the virus (Ukash), which is a very serious infection. The errors, slowdowns and other side effects that remained even after virus removal appear due to the Registry damage. That doesn’t mean that you have to reinstall Windows. Instead of that, you should optimize Windows Registry, thus getting rid of infected files and giving the system the speed. Don’t worry, this task is not difficult. However, it can hardly be performed manually. Our strong recommendation would be to use a professional system optimization tool.
How to Optimize Registry after Virus infection?
Beware that to anti-virus software does not fix all damage caused by viruses. In fact, anti-malware tools block virus infections or remove already existent ones. Unfortunately, but the damaged system files are not healed, which is why various errors and slowdowns may occur.
In fact, Windows Registry is storage of important system files that are used by Windows system in order to run programs smoothly. However, user can also access Registry and do the changes manually. In this case, it’s a must to be very careful and attentive because deletion of the wrong files or wrong configuration can result in important programs’ damage. In order to configure Registry, you should:
- Click Start and type ‘regedit’ in the search bar to open Registry Editor.
- When the list of system files open, don’t rush to remove anything. Look for the files that are related to the programs that you have removed from the system some time ago.
- Besides, if some of the files raise your suspicions, check them on the Internet. If they appear to be related to virus, only then remove them. However, this method is not reliable because you may delete the wrong files and cause more damage.
In fact, Registry optimization without using professional software is a very complicated task. Therefore, if you had a virus infection, our recommendation would be to install a professional PC optimization tool, such as Reimage or RegCure Pro. Luckily, these programs are free for use and will automatically fix damaged Windows registries.
Lastly, we would like to encourage you to ensure a full PC’s protection. For this purpose, install a professional anti-malware, second opinion anti-malware, and run PC optimization tool alongside. Only this way, Windows will be optimized, fast, and secure.
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