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Updated on March 20, 2012

In this tutorial, i will show you ways of "managing" the most common viruses in windows. We shall do this by manually deleting them meaning we wont need an Anti-virus software.

1. Removing Autorun.inf

  • Go to start
  • If you are using windows 7 type cmd in the "search for programs and files" field. If you are using windows xp fire up run and type in cmd -Press enter and you will be taken to DOS.
  • Now type in the command line dir c:\ /a/w. This command is used to list .exe files and system files
  • You should now see "autorun.inf" listed
  • Next type in your command line the code below(this will make autorun.inf deletable by disabling its read only and hidden status)

attrib -s -h -r c:\autorun.inf

  • After type

del c:\autorun.inf

  • Follow the same process for other drives(to search other drives type dir c:\ /a/w by replacing the c with the drive you wish to scan)

    Another way
  • Download Usb disk security, install and you will be protected
  • Alternatively you can use Autorun eater, install and experience the magic.


2. Removing Brontok virus

  • Start computer in "safe mode with command prompt"
  • Type the command below to re-enable your registry editor

reg delete HKCU\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system /v “DisableRegistryTools”
and run HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system /v “DisableRegistryTools”

  • Now go to start, run and type in "regedit". This will open the registry editor
  • When the "registry editor" is open,find


  • Delete entries that contain 'Brontox' and 'Tok'
  • Restart your system
  • Now go to start, run and type in "regedit". This will open the registry editor
  • We need to enable the folder option, to do that follow this path

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Policies\Explorer\ ‘NoFolderOption’

  • Delete this option and restart your computer
"You need to search for .exe folder files in all your drives and delete them."

3. Deleting the Newfolder.exe virus

  • Open your task manager by pressing "Ctrl + Alt + Dell " keys simultaneously
  • Go to the "process tab" and look for the "Iddono" process, right click on it and select "end process" in the menu.
  • Now restart your computer in safe mode
  • Go to the "C" drive or any other drive with this virus, delete all the "newfolder.exe,

    libedit.dll, srv0104.ids, srvidd20.exe,shelliddono.dll. " files

  • After go to the start button, run and into the run field,type "cmd" to fire up the command line(DOS)
  • Now in the command line type "regedit" to fireup the registry editor
  • Look for these entries by using the registry search

Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run for nwiz.exe,Value: @;
Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\alchem, Value: @;
Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\zzb, Value: @. "

  • delete each of these(the above) entries.
  • Restart your computer and the virus will be gone

4. How to remove W32.Brontox

  • Press "ctrl+alt+delete" to fire up the Task manager.
  • Now click on the "process" tab
  • Next click on  "Show process from all users"
  • Look for "installer.exe" in the list, right click on it and select end process
  • Next right click on "Zinaps7.exe" ,select "end process" and close the task manager.
  • Now go to start, look for run and type in "regedit". This will open the registry editor
  • In the registry editor go to "Edit" and then "Find" at the top of the toolbar and type in 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\ Zinap

  • Delete the above entry and close the Registry.
  • Now search for these files on your computer

UserProfile\Application Data\Zinaps7\settings.ini

UserProfile\Start Menu\Programs\Zinaps7\Uninstall Zinaps Anti-Spyware 7.0.lnk

UserProfile\Start Menu\Programs\Zinaps7\Zinaps Anti-Spyware 7.0.lnk

  • Delete the files and restart your computer

The steps i have given above will just remove specific computer viruses and malware from your system. If you wish to protect your Computer fully i recommend you buy an Antivirus Software. Some suggestions for the best Antiviruses are below.

Get full protection from viruses using one of these Antivirus software


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    • tillsontitan profile image

      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Some good advice on removing those viruses. Some people may find it a little confusing if they've never used the command line before. I use the free Avast! antivirus software and find it works very well. I've been virus free for over a year!

    • Rusti Mccollum profile image

      Ruth McCollum 

      6 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      I find computer talk hard, but you made it simple easy to read.I thankyou.

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      6 years ago

      Wow , some great advice here , I will be watching your hubs!

    • amybradley77 profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks again, personally I believe some people are much too selfish and even greedy today about sharing there learned computer knowledge. Thank you so very much for not being one of these sorts of people!! We need more folks like you around to help us all learn and grow in this computing day in age together. A.B.


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