How do I get rid of kesenjangansosial.exe?

by on November 10, 2008

Q: How do I get rid of the KesenjanganSosial.exe adware error?

A: The kesenjangansosial.exe program is a known part of several infections — viruses, adware, malware, etc. To stop the error that you have been experiencing, use respected security software to run a full scan of your entire computer. Do not be fooled by Microsoft’s Windows Defender program, which is built into Windows Vista, is not powerful enough to remove most infections. You will need to use security software that is more powerful.

My favorite security software for Windows-based computers is Kaspersky Internet Security 2009. Other respected security brands, some of which offer great free software, include: Avast, AVG, McAfee, Norton, and ZoneAlarm. Each security program has its own unique method for deleting infections; consult with the manufacturer of your security software for exact instructions.

Removing infections from your computer is important. But I strongly urge you to consider that even the best security programs cannot remove all of the negative effects that infections often leave behind. The best solution for fixing infected computers like yours is to reinstall Windows, using the following procedure:

  1. Run respected security software to delete all infections from your computer.
  2. Continue by creating backups all of your important files, internet favorites, email contacts, etc. You should save your backups to CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives, and/or external drives.
  3. Next, disconnect your infected computer from the internet.
  4. With an uninfected computer, download and make a CD of the free GWSCAN utility. Then use GWSCAN to “write zeros” to your computer’s hard drive. Writing zeros will totally erase all files from your computer — including viruses and other security threats.
  5. Now, reinstall Windows using either a Windows installation disc or system recovery disc(s). If you cannot find such discs, contact the manufacturer of your computer to obtain them. To prevent your computer from becoming reinfected, do not use the built-in recovery tool that comes in some computers, nor any system recovery disc(s) created by your computer after infection. Do not reconnect your computer to the internet yet.
  6. If you use broadband internet (cable, DSL, etc.), your modem/router may also be infected. Contact your internet service provider, and ask their representative how to reset your modem/router to factory settings — sometimes called a “hard reset”. Then ask the representative how to make your modem/router as secure as possible.
  7. Next, reconnect your computer to the internet and apply all Windows security updates.
  8. Then install security software and run a scan of your entire computer, to confirm that your computer is indeed free from all infections.
  9. You’ve successfully reinstalled Windows! Finally, reinstall all of your favorite programs and copy your backup files to your computer.

Tip: Windows is less secure than other major operating systems. Although infections are increasingly targeting non-Windows systems, most experts still consider Mac OS X and Linux to be vastly superior to Windows in terms of security. Regardless of operating system, you should always use good antivirus & firewall programs to protect your computer.