A Computer Virus is an infectious program or code that can load onto your computer without your knowledge, replicate and get copied to other programs, computer boot sector or documents bringing adverse effects. A Realtek Boot Agent though actually not a virus, is a free application which enables to customize your computer start up options, especially for advanced PC users. However, as this program is prone to viruses or other issues as it alters the operating system itself.
The Microsoft support team explains certain simple instructions by which you can get rid of the Realtek boot agent virus. Here’s how;
Microsoft support instructions to remove Realtek boot agent virus
Uninstall the Boot Agent
- Log onto your computer, go to the “Start” menu at the bottom left hand corner of the screen, and select “Control Panel” form there.
- Choose the option labeled, “Add/Remove Programs”.
- In the list of installed applications that appears, select the “Realtek Boot Agent“.
- Click “Change” or “Change/Remove” and select “Remove.”
- To fully uninstall the Boot Agent from your PC, just follow the on screen instructions. Continue to next section if the problem persists and if you can’t resolve the issue with these steps.
Microsoft support to remove a Virus
- Go to the “Start” menu at the bottom left hand corner of the screen, select “Run” in the Start menu and type “MRT“, to open and run Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool. This tool is available in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003.
- At the opening screen, click “Next”.
- To scan your entire hard drive, select “Full Scan”. This might take more time than a “Quick Scan” but gives you the best chance to remove any virus the Realtek Boot Agent has installed on your computer.
- Select “Next” and wait for the progress bar to fill up.
- Just follow the on screen prompts to remove viruses and repair your system.
- When the process is complete, click on “View detailed results of the scan“.
This should remove the Realtek Boot Agent virus issues on your computer. The Microsoft tech support team advices running your anti-virus program once a while to perform a complete scan of your system against viruses or malwares.