If you have children, you may be worried about how your child is doing on their computer.

In this post, I’ll explain why they might be playing games, what to do if they are, and what to look out for when they start to get tired of it.

How do you tell if your child’s computer is running a virus?

First, I want to say that it is not possible to tell if an operating system is infected.

For this reason, it is best to avoid installing any operating system that contains viruses, as viruses are not detected by antivirus software.

The best way to identify if an application is infected is to check its registry file, or to check for a registry key in the registry, such as HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run or HKLM:\Software\Classes\Run .

For example, the following registry key is known to be infected with the malware WannaCry.





Run\ The malware was detected by the following programs: The first two are Windows XP/2003/2008, which contain the virus WannaCrypt (a.k.a.

Win32-Explorer-Win32-WinPE-WinCE-WinNT), which can also be found on the Microsoft site, and Windows XP SP1 (a copy of Windows XP).

Microsoft’s Anti-Virus software detected WannaCY and WannaFrenzy, which are both Windows XP, which is a virus that is not found on any Windows XP computers.

Both Windows XP and Windows Vista contain the malware CryptLocker (a variant of WannaCrack).

If your child starts playing games or watching videos, and you see a warning about the virus, then you should check the registry key for a new version of Windows that does not contain WannaCRY, as WannaBeware is no longer installed on these computers. 

How do I check the Windows version that is running?

If you are using Windows XP (or Windows Vista) or Windows 7, then your system is currently running the latest version of the operating system, which can be found at Windows XP: Startup.msc .

Windows XP: Startup (a program which starts the operating systems system), Windows Vista: Windows 7 (the program which is installed on your system), Windows 8: Programs (a part of the computer’s operating system), and Windows 8.1: Administrative Tools.msd .

The newer Windows versions usually do not include any viruses.

What are the most common types of viruses found in computers? 

The following viruses are commonly found in children’s computers: Adware.

Adware is a type of malicious software that is installed by programs, including adware, that you install on your computer. 

Ads are advertisements that appear on websites or applications, which often contain malware. 

The software usually asks for permission to access your computer and collects personal data, such information as your IP address. 

For example: A computer that has been infected with malware might display a message that says “You have been infected by Adware!

Please close your browser and return to the start menu”. 

Advertising banners, pop-ups, and other forms of intrusive advertising can be installed on computers with malicious software installed. 

A program that installs adware may ask for your permission to install additional programs, such to download additional applications or to download other files. 

If the installation is successful, the program will start to collect your information, including your IP addresses and the time of day when you last visited the computer.

If you close your computer, the virus may take over your computer without your permission. 


CryptWall is a software program that can steal information from your computer to identify your computer’s hardware, operating system (OS), and registry keys. 

You can download CryptWall from the Microsoft website, and from the official CryptWall download site. 

Your computer can be infected if it has installed CryptWall, and if it is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. 

Windows XP and 7: CryptShell.

CryptShell is a program that is often installed on Windows XP. 

It may ask to change your password. 

Its purpose is to hide your identity from others and steal your personal data. 

Users can install it on their computers by using a command prompt. 

Most programs can install CryptShell on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2007, which means that they may also install it when you install Windows XP on a computer.

It is also installed when you run Windows Vista on a laptop, and when you use a Windows 7 laptop. 

There are a number of ways to download and install CryptWall on Windows 7.