Let’s face it, computer viruses, trojans and other forms of malware are a fact of life, and regardless of how carefully you try to avoid them there is a good chance that your PC will become infected sooner or later.
Most of these pieces of malicious code can be quickly removed with a normal virus scan and cleanup, but some infections are so insidious that they are difficult to detect and remove.
Even worse, some strains of malware even render your PC incapable of connecting to the Internet in order to download an updated virus definition file – or even starting up at all. That’s why you need a plan “B”: an emergency virus removal USB thumb drive. [Read more…]