How to Delete a Virus From Regedit

by Greyson Ferguson

The registry on a computer is the area that controls and stores all of the processing information for the hardware and software stored on the system. In order to manually access the registry, you need to type the code "Regedit" into the "Run" option of Windows. Like other areas of the computer, the registry can become infected with a virus. If this is the case, you need to remove the virus as quickly as possible before it damages other content on the system.

Click on the "Start" button, followed by "Run." This opens a small menu window.

Type in "Regedit" and click "OK." This opens Microsoft Window's registry.

Open the "HEKY_LOCAL_MACHINE" folder to look for any viruses in the registry. This is typically where the virus installs itself on the system.

Select the file once. To see the installation date of the file, right-click it and select "Preferences." If the file's installation date seems to match the date when you started experiencing trouble on the computer, it might be the virus you are looking for. Click "OK" to close the "Preferences" window.

Click the virus file once and press the "Delete" button. You are asked if you are sure you want to remove the file. Click "Yes," and the file is removed.

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Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces TheDailyUpbeat.com, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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