Quickest ways to Manually Remove Viruses on Windows 10

Procedures to Manually Remove Viruses on Windows 10. During a vulnerable attack, Until you take preventive measures like the disconnection of the internet, etc, a cluster of scripts piles up in different folders. Main tasks start now since hoards of malignant files reside deep into the directories. To Search all the malicious data manually and remove them is not less than climbing a high mountain.

So, here we are writing ways which could help you to Manually Remove Viruses on Windows 10.

How to Manually Remove Viruses on Windows 10 quickly

Stop the Aggressively Increasing Infection First

Before we talk about the removal procedure, it’s very important things to do when virus attacks:

  1. Disconnect Internet as soon as possible,
  2. If any pop up asks to confirm or choose between Yes or No don’t touch it.
  3. Close the running browsers and applications.

After you take the above measures, you could stop the aggressively increasing infection.

Recognize the Infected Files or Stored Malware

If you know the file system and arrangement in Windows 10 you can easily recognize the scripts and malice. To trace out the files, open task manager, and observe the Tasks in processes column. See for the awkward type names which do not generally exist in Windows 10.

You can observe the name alike to the names showcased in the screenshot below:

virus files processes task manager

Step 1 Perform a right-click on the tasks one by one you think as suspicious and select Open file location.

Step 2 – This action opens the folder where the suspicious file exists and highlights it.

Step 3 – Right-click on the file and opt for Delete in the context menu.

Few files are deleted simply, but more files deletion ends up with error notes.

Errors and solutions when Delete Infected Files

Here you encounter mostly two types of error messages –

a) The action can’t be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program,

b) Access Denied – you will need to provide administrator permission to delete this file

Solution: The action can’t be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program

the action can't be completed because the folder or a file is open in another program pop up message

Step 1 – Execute a right-click on a vacant space at the taskbar and move off with Task manager located at the lower portion of the context menu.

Step 2 – In the Processes tab, locate the files which you are unsuccessfully deleting. Right-click on the suspicious file and choose End task.

Manually Remove Viruses on Windows 10 via end task right click context menu task manager malicious file


Step 3 – Move back to the malicious file and delete it.

Solution: Access Denied – you will need to provide administrator permission to delete this file

folder access denied you will need to provide administrator permission to delete this file

Step 1 – For eradication of this error, you require changing Permission for yourself. Hence make a right-click on the malicious file and select Properties.

properties right click context menu virus file

Step 2 – Switch to Security tab and click on Edit button.

Properties security edit button

Step – 3 – Upon the emergence of the Permission Wizard, ensure to take Full control for System. For this, In the Group or user names block, hit on System and in Permission for System check the box adjacent to Full control in the Allow column.

system username permission

In case, you notice all the columns in Permission block greyed then

Step 4 – Press Advanced button underneath the Permission block.

advance button on properties wizard

Step 5Advance security settings for the file appears, click Add button at the bottom part of the wizard.

add button advance security settings for filename

Step 6 – In front of Principal, click on the link Select a Principal.

select a principal permission entry for filename

Step 7 –  On Select User or Group wizard, below Enter the object name to select, write the name for which you like to render permission. Write username.

Step 8 – Click Check Names button which will convert the text into a link and finally click OK button.

enter the object name to select user or group wizard

Step 9 – In front of Type, choose Allow in the drop down.

Step 10 – In the lowers box, check all the boxes for basic permission, and lastly click OK.

permission entry for filename type allow basic permission full control

Step 11 – Return back to the malicious file and try to delete it.

Still, you fail to Manually Remove Viruses on Windows 10, few utilities like ADWCleaner, MalwareByte will certainly help you.

Use Command Prompt to Manually Remove  Viruses

To Manually Remove Viruses on Windows 10, the command prompt roles efficiently as a pain reliever.

First of all, Trace out whether which virus is affecting your Windows 10 PC. (However, I suggest you to find the Virus files or setups through Task manager since it is easier one).

Step 1 – Open elevated command prompt (If you are unknown to the process click the link).

Step 2 – Copy dir c: s - h *. * /s /d paste into the command prompt and hit on Enter. We speculate here that Windows is installed in the C drive of your system if in another one Replace with c.

virus detection command on command prompt

Step 3 – This will present a gigantic list of all the system files in C directory. Trace out the setup or file comprising unusual names.

Step 5 – If something hidden files exist in the drive, copy  dir/w/a, paste into the command prompt, and press Enter.

command unhide file

Step – 5 – Scroll downward on Command prompt to reach the bottom, copy

Step 4 – Once you locate the virus file, type del virusname and tap Enter.

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Topics:  Windows 10
About Sunita
Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.