Viruses can be removed from a laptop by running an antivirus scan on it. Viruses are programs designed to disrupt and interfere with computer operations.
Computers get infected with viruses through the course of using the Internet. These rogue infections corrupt or delete important data on the computer. Viruses are usually spread through e-mail attachments, instant messaging, and downloading files from the Internet. If a laptop is suspected to have been infected with a virus, a quick scan using an antivirus software should be run on it. If a virus is detected, the user is prompted to choose between two options: to either quarantine the virus to the virus vault or to delete it. Either option is an effective way of removing the virus from the laptop.