What if you’ve got a virus?
A few years ago, my laptop exploded in a flash and I had to go through the whole process of deleting and reinstalling it.
Now, it’s possible to make sure that your computer isn’t infected.
The only real downside is that the process requires a bit of effort.
Here’s how to set up a virus-free computer.1.
Go to Settings > System > About and make sure “Never use Windows” is checked.2.
Under Security, check “Do not allow third-party applications to access or modify your computer’s files, including files that you create or download.
You may need to restart your computer to apply this setting.”3.
If you have an antivirus program that detects viruses, click the “Disable automatic virus scan” checkbox.4.
In the “Advanced Settings” window, check the “Turn off automatic virus scanning” box.5.
In Settings > Security, click “System” and make a note of the system version.
Then click the checkmark next to the “Always use Windows.”
If your computer doesn’t show up in the list of supported operating systems, click on “More” to see the list.6.
In System > Software Updates, click update your software and make changes if necessary.7.
In Software Updates > Automatic Updates, check all of the boxes, including the “Automatically scan and update your system software and updates for Microsoft Windows XP SP2” checkboxes.8.
If your system is up to date, click OK.9.
Check the box next to “Allow other applications to execute on this computer.”10.
In Windows Settings, click Update & Security.12.
In Updates, disable automatic virus scans and update software.13.
Restart your computer.