My computer is very slow when accessing the Internet, or it cannot access the Internet at all, and I think it may be malware (malicious software, viruses) causing the problem. Can you tell me how to remove the infection?
My computer has windows popping up telling me that my computer is infected, but the windows aren't from my McAfee or Malwarebytes software. Can you tell me how to remove the infection?
I think my computer has one of the new major computer viruses/malware infections. Is there a way I can clean the malware off on my own?
Saint Mary's College recommends using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, a free malware removal program for Windows, for removing a majority of the infections seen on computers at Saint Mary's College.
Individuals are encouraged to try the instructions below to remove malware on their own.
Some malware cannot be removed easily. Computers that are infected and cannot access the Internet, cannot launch programs (especially malware removal programs such as Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and McAfee VirusScan), or will not allow you to delete infected files may require professional assistance. The ResNet Office is available to assist students with personally-owned computers infected with such malware.
Students are welcome to bring their computers to the ResNet Office. The ResNet Office provides technical support, including malware removal, free of charge to all Saint Mary's students. Students must be present in the ResNet Office while the staff works on their computers. The hours for the ResNet Office are available on the ResNet website (http://www.saintmarys.edu/resnet).
Faculty and staff may contact the Helpdesk for assistance with their College-owned computers. The Helpdesk and ResNet Office are unable to provide assistance for faculty and staff personally-owned computers.
Please note that you are welcome to follow these steps to clean your infected computer while you are connected to the network. However, if your computer's network access has been blocked because the infection was attempting to spread, your computer will not be re-enabled until an RCC verifies that it is clean.
Last Modified July 27, 2011