Computer viruses and our Alum Rock services

A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and demands a cure to get rid of. There are lots of different kinds of computer viruses. Most of them are intended to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others might even steal your passwords, online banking ID etc.. When they are implemented they replicate by inserting copies of itself to computer programs, your data files or boot sector on your hard disk.

They are often difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they may not be detected correctly by your antivirus software, even with it is up to date virus definitions.

That’s why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus removal service but will also protect your online actions against any future threats.

  • Slow performance
  • Frequent system crashes
  • Slow system startup
  • Unusual error messages
  • Extra documents or programs
  • Pop-up windows asking you to buy software
  • Erratic programs behaviour

If you experienced any of the symptoms above call me immediately and don’t log into any online services. It’s not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you might do more harm to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we begin removing a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to prevent any data losses through the virus elimination process.

Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected machine using our tools. The speed of the scanning process depends on your hardware.

SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard diskdrive. Additionally, your processor speed is going to have a enormous influence on scanning speed.

Following the virus will be completely eliminated from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from potential threats.

This procedure could take up to a couple of hours as we will not only install antivirus software on your system but will also harden it to make it more secure. We will install additional software that will secure your system to the maximum. We’ll also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services that you don’t use since they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

We will install software to keep your online passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you will browse the internet with confidence and peace of mind.

You might be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without appropriate protection.

The quicker your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be removed.

You might be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without proper protection.

Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at customers who’d commercial antivirus installed on their computers.

Hardening your system is the only way to protect you from online attacks.

Our virus removal service offers to secure your system to the maximum without affecting your computer performance.

Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Do not delay, call me now.

I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?

The answer is NO. Simply antivirus isn’t enough as most viruses and malware nowadays are made to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal agency is a complicated process and requires good skills to be carried out properly.

How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?

It depends on the thickness of infection along with your computer speed. Usually, this type of service is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.

I’ve eliminated the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a good job?

After a virus is removed in the first stage it does not mean there are not any left. It’s highly recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst if virus has not been removed completely or when there is no good protection applied.

Our aim in Dr IT Services – Computer Repair isn’t just to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other dangers.

My computer acts erratically but antivirus did not detect any viruses. What should I do?

Ideally, you should shut down your computer to prevent any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you’ve got a rootkit which is extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to eliminate it, but generally, this sort of service is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole lot of time of analysis.

How can I get infected by a computer virus?

Viruses are everywhere. You may get infected by opening suspicious email attachment (usually with an invoice or tracking number), downloading software or games, or just browsing the web.

Malware vs Virus

Knowing the difference between malware and viruses is quite important. A virus is just one kind of malware, however, the term is more widely utilized by the general public. The term malware refers to any malicious applications, including a computer virus.

By way of example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that protection systems needed to take care of. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater rate. What’s a Malware?

Malware is software written specifically to harm and infect the host system. Malware includes viruses in addition to other kinds of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.

Virus

As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware alone. It is a contagious part of code that infects the other software on the server system and spreads itself after it is run. It’s mostly known to disperse when the program is shared between computers. This behaves more like a parasite.

Adware

Adware is also referred to as advertising-supported software. It’s software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its writer. The advertisements are printed on the screen presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the user visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.

Not all adware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it harms computer functionality and can be bothersome.

Spyware

This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet actions. It enables the hacker in gathering information about the victim’s system, without the consent of the victim. This spyware’s presence is typically hidden from the host and it’s quite difficult to detect.

Some spyware like keyloggers may be installed intentionally in an organization to monitor the activities of workers.

Worms

This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the server PC. It functions to eat up all of the system operating files and data files on a drive.

Trojan

Trojans are a type of virus that is designed to create a user think they are a safe program and run them. They might be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and take over the resources of the server computer’s system files.

In large systems, it might try to make a host system or network resource unavailable to those trying to reach it. Example: your business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware which limits access to the computer system before the user pays a fee. Your screen may show a pop-up warning that you have been locked out of your computer and that you can access only after paying the cybercriminal.

The cybercriminal demands a ransom to be paid in order for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one type of ransomware. It is very difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to rely on them for many tasks — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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