[2020 New] How to Remove Virus from Computer without Antivirus

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My laptop has a really annoying virus. It turns my files to shortcut. The system keeps freezing, I am scared it may completely crash soon. Worst off it doesn't allow me to install an antivirus. Can I get any help here on how to remove virus from laptop without antivirus?

A virus attack is surely a menace to the computer world. This causes many damages to a device; it not only alters the functionality. It damages files in the system and may even lead to total system crash. It can be vexatious to have your computer performing far from normal due to a virus attack. Luckily there are Antivirus software available to protect your computer, but installing it might prove to be challenging especially if you don't have one installed prior to the virus attack. In this article, we'll show you how to remove virus from laptop without antivirus.

How to Remove the Virus from Computer without Antivirus

1Quick Steps to Remove Virus from Computer

Removing virus from your computer manually can be a complicated and time absorbing task, depending on how grungy the virus is, this is because the hackers responsible for creating them try to make it as invincible and challenging to remove as possible. So, to remove a virus manually, you'll need to have a good knowledge of your computer as well. Here are some quick steps to remove virus from laptop without Antivirus.

Step 1: Press down the CTRL, ALT and DEL buttons simultaneously to open the Windows task manager. When open, click on the "Process" tab. Check every process to see if there is anything unfamiliar. If so, search the name on the web to confirm if it’s a virus, if it is, then click the "End Process" button for the file.

Step 2: Open your system configuration utility and click the startup tab. A list of all programs that run automatically on your computer will appear. Check up for any unusual programs on the list, then delete if you find one.

Step 3: Press the Start > Computer menu, go to your hard drive utility, find the files that are viral and delete them.

2Remove Virus from Computer Using CMD

You may not necessarily need to pay over the odds for Antivirus, or you simply cannot access one? That's not a problem. Windows has a built-in Windows command prompt that you can access freely; it can find and remove all types of viruses, among its many other functions. Below are the steps to use it:

Step 1. Click on the Start button, choose Command Prompt (Admin).

Step 2. Next, type D: and press enter, then replace D: with the drive letter that contains the virus.

Step 3. Enter attrib.

Step 4. Enter attrib-h-r-s/s/d D:\*.* (also replace D:with the drive letter containing the virus).

Step 5. Type in del autorun.inf if there are other types of viruses in the computer, then replace autorun.inf with an extension like *exe* ink*vbt*, this will delete those files simultaneously.

How to Recover Files After Removing Virus from the Computer?

We've shown you how to remove virus from laptop without antivirus. Some files may have been damaged or lost due to the virus attack, is it possible to recover them? The simple answer is yes. Using the highly sophisticated AnyRecover data recovery tool, you can restore all lost/deleted or corrupted files from any device that was lost from a virus attack or due to any other situation. It's one of the most effective and reliable data recovery software you can use to retrieve all kinds of files.


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Steps to Recover Files after Removing Virus with AnyRecover

Step 1. Open AnyRecover and select “Deleted Files Recovery” mode.

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Step 2. Select the location where the files were lost, then hit "Next".

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Step 3. Proceed to choose the types of files you want to recover, e.g. photos, videos or more, then click "Scan".

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Step 4. The scanning process will start, once done. All your files will be displayed.

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Step 5. You can preview and select the files you wish to recover then click "Recover" to get your files back.

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Step 6. Use the "All Round Recovery" feature to scan more and find your data if you don't see them.

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Note: Avoid saving the files to the location where they were previously lost.


A virus attack is not anyone's best wish for your computer, but if it occurs, you now know how to remove virus from laptop without antivirus, and also how to recover files lost due to virus attack or any other reason using iMyFone AnyRecover data recovery software and access them normally again.

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By  Alva Doris , to Deleted Files Recovery

Posted on Oct 14, 2019  ( Updated: May 29, 2020 )

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