How to remove the win32 heur virus

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How to remove the win32 heur virus
Win32/Heur is a virus that can hijack your computer and slow you browsing.. (computer virus image by Marina Bartel from Fotolia.com)

Win32/Heur, or Win32 Heur, is a virus that infects computers through corrupt media files, spam e-mails and illegitimate file sharing applications. The Win32/Heur virus often creates a fake antivirus program that pops up on your computer and notifies you that your computer is infected. The Win32/Heur virus also can download additional viruses, slow your computer, redirect your Internet browser, and even cause your computer to crash.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Press the three-key combination of "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete."

  2. 2

    Click on "Start Task Manager."

  3. 3

    Click on the "Processes" tab.

  4. 4

    Right-click on "Win32/Heur.exe," and select "End Process" from the context menu.

  1. 1

    Click on the Windows "Start" menu.

  2. 2

    Type "regedit" into the Search field and press "Enter" to open the Registry Editor.

  3. 3

    Locate the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Win32/Heur" in the left pane of the Registry Editor window.

  4. 4

    Right-click on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Win32/Heur," and select "Delete."

  1. 1

    Click the Windows "Start" menu.

  2. 2

    Search for any files named "Win32/Heur." These files may have different extensions. For example, you may fine Win32/Heur.exe or Win32/Heur.dll.

  3. 3

    Delete the files you find in the search.

Tips and warnings

  • In addition to the steps above, you should update and run your antivirus program. If you do not have an antivirus program, consider purchasing one.

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