Why Does My PC Crash? Reason 7 of 7

by cbschulstad

The Dreaded Virus

Yes, malware is a significant cause of blue screens. But, luckily, the solution is simple. Start up your trusted antivirus program, make sure it’s up-to-date, and give your system the most robust scan available.

Boot Options
Starting in safe mode (press F8 while the computer is starting) is an easy way to go behind a virus’ back to destroy it.
If the virus has disabled your ability to start up your antivirus software, mutter angrily to yourself while you restart in safe mode by pressing F8 before the Windows logo appears. Safe mode will disable any extraneous programs and drivers from launching, and allows just the core operating system to load. Once in safe mode, you should be able to run your antivirus program, and complete a thorough scan from there.