How do I Detect a Ghost Virus?

by Alan Temple
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The ghost.exe virus is a Trojan horse virus that can be downloaded through malicious files or unsafe Internet sites. Trojan horse viruses can be very dangerous because they can potentially allow people to control your computer and access your data remotely. For this reason, it is vital to be able to diagnose the ghost.exe virus.

Step 1

Look for examples of your computer slowing down or displaying more pop-ups than usual. This is an indication that your computer may be infected with the ghost.exe virus, and you can then go on to verify that with more concrete steps.

Step 2

Run a respected anti-virus program to scan your hard drive. A variety of companies publish highly regarded anti-virus software, and they will detect the ghost.exe virus with a scan.

Step 3

Click the "Run" option on your "Start" menu and then type "regedit" and click "OK". This will bring up your System Registry, and you can manually search through the folders in the registry for any files called ghost.exe.

Step 4

Press "Ctrl + Alt + Del," and click on "Start Task Manager". Click on the tab called "Processes," and search through the list of processes for files named ghost.exe.

Click on the "Start" menu, and click on "Search." Type "ghost.exe" into the search field and select "C:" as the location of the search from the drop-down menu on the left. Click "Search."


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About the Author

Alan Temple has been writing since 2007 and has published articles for "The Scotsman" and "The List." He now works in the media department of Motherwell Football Club. Temple graduated with honors with a journalism degree at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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