This is a suggested template for malware removal guidelines document.

This document consists of a set of suggested guidelines and steps to aid in the successful removal of malware. No set of steps can 100% guaranty the state of any machine as far as malware infection goes, but following this guide will hopefully provide a framework to make malware removal more complete, more successful and less likely to end up with wiping the user’s system and starting over.

Factors in determining this must balance the inconvenience of the enduser in needing to backup and restore documents and settings of the various applications they use on a daily basis against the need for security and time allocated in cleaning the malware off of the machine.

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