How to Get Rid of a

by Cassie Skelley

The file is a virus that is downloaded with malware or spyware. The virus allows hackers to get into your computer and monitor what you are doing and gather personal information. This can cause your computer to slow down and risk the theft of your personal information. By removing the virus you may restore functionality and improve security for your computer.

Press and hold the "Ctrl, " Alt" and "Delete" keys to open the Windows Task Manager.

Click on the "Processes" tab that is located on the top part of the Windows Task Manager.

Scroll through the processes running on your computer, right-click on "Backdoor.Bot" and click on "End Process."

Click on the "Start" button and click on "Run." Type in "regedit" to open the Windows Registry Editor. Click on the "+" sign next to the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software" directory to display the list of software. Look for "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Backdoor.Bot" and click on it to select it. Right-click and cursor down to "Delete" and click on it to delete the virus from the Windows Registry.

Click on "Start," "My Computer" and "C:/" to open the main drive directory. Look for the "%PROGRAM_FILES%" directory and double-click on it to access it. Browse through the directory to find any exe files, dll, toolbar, browser or browser plug-in viruses. Look through the different directories on your computer for any viruses and click on them to select them. Right-click and select "Delete" from the sub menu to delete any other components of the virus.

About the Author

Cassie Skelley has been writing articles about computers, electronics, video games and personal care for the Ikana Kai newsletter and Bon Losee Beauty College since 2005. Skelley majored in biology at Brigham Young University-Hawaii and in cosmetology at Bon Losee.