Virus Heat is known as rouge spyware software. Many people who have anti-virus software installed on their system wonder how it got through in the first place. The answer is simple. Anti-Virus software does not protect against spyware.
How do you know when you have Virus Heat?
This answer is simple. Virus Heat is the name of the spyware program that pops up right away when you boot up your computer. It looks like a legitament anti-virus program. This software runs a quick fake scan on start up and then tells you that you are infected with all kinds of things. Your home page is normally highjacked as well and you most likely have a ton of pop-ups as well. In addition most people have a security shield that is active in their system tray.
How do I remove Virus Heat from my computer?
There are many different ways to remove Virus Heat form your system. The more important thing to consider first is full protection. You got infected because you did not have proper protection. It amazes me how many people just want to remove a virus or spyware but not consider full protection. Your just going to get in the same book again and next time it might be something far worse then Virus Heat.
Something you can try to do to remove Virus heat is go into you control panel and simply remove this software. Often times this works. It does not always work but its quick to try. Another great way is to do a system restore. If you were infected with Virus Heat just a few days ago then chances are this will work. You will still need to install anti-spyware software for full protection.
I already had protection so why did I get infected and why wont my software remove it?
This simple answer is not all anti-spyware software is the same. Only a few anti-spyware programs are actually good at removing Virus Heat once infected. Many do a very poor job at preventing spyware in the first place. Any program that is free will not do an adequate job at protecting your system. It seems I have to fight with people over this all the time but after being in the computer field for a dozen years and repairing thousands of computers that have this free software to protect them I know for a fact it just is not enough.
Most of the time people get infected with Virus heat from a fake video codec. They are asked to download and install some software to watch a video or listen to music and that is how they became infected.