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My computer has viruses and I need to reset my whole computer before it crashes. I've tried to delete the viruses but I have to pay for the services, which I can't afford at the moment. I have a Compaq computer and I wanted to know exactly how to reset it. Any advice?


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Before formatting the computer ( what you call ' resetting ' ), try a combination of FREE anti-malware and antivirus products. In combination and with deligence on your part, I'm almost certain you will see a huge improvement in your system operation. It is also possible with enough deligence that you might totally clear up your problem but that would take the willingness to work a little bit and learn what these programs are capable of.
I'm recommending SuperAntiSpyware Free version, MalwareBytes Free, and Avast Home Free antivirus located here
here
and here
respectively. Use the SuperAntiSpyware product first as it changes the names of the malware files it finds making them inoperative until re-intiated by the main malware intiation routine ( virus generally ) and of late either a Vundo or Virtumonde infection. Then use the MalwareBytes, then the Avast antivirus scanner. Most of the bad files will be located in your Documents and Settings folder and Windows/System32 folder so pay close attention to those folders when scanning.
Re-installing software after a format is not much fun and can be quite frustrating if a person has lost important serial numbers needed to activate the newly installed programs. Be aware that many if not all of the infections have come from files you have downloaded so also pay close attention to whatever folder you use as a download folder as it will probably contain the files that originally initiated your infections.
Remember one thing above all, it will be YOUR deligence that makes the difference in winning your current battle with the infections.
Reboot the computer after the first 3 scans and cleans from the 3 products I mentioned to you, then do it all over again, to look for improvements in the results. Don't be afraid to perform the scans for a third time after a second reboot because some of these infections will hide and lie dormant until you load up a browser, any browser including the much vaunted Firefox...
You may not believe it, but in my opinion this procedure is MUCH superior to formatting and re-installing all your software.

Deligence will be your hero
To Reset the compaq.... i want to know the operating system.... is it windows xp or windows Vista....??

any ways here is the solution :(Note : make sure that you have d: Recovery partition in the hdd)

if xp : keep tapping the key F10 when the computer is starting up to perform system recovery....and it say welcome to recovery manager... click next - choose an option PC recovery - click OK - Choose Advanced - choose Destructive Recovery click next... your work is done...

if Vista : keep tapping the key F11when the computer is starting up ... it says welcome to recovery manager - click next - it will ask for system restore - click no and click next - it will ask for system recovery - click yes and click on next... it will format ur computer...

make sure.. that all the important data should backed up...
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