Computer viruses and our Brandwood End services

A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and requires a cure to eliminate. There are tons of different kinds of computer viruses. The majority of them are intended to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others may 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 might not be detected correctly by your antivirus software, despite it’s 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 dangers.

  • Slow performance
  • Frequent system crashes
  • Slow system startup
  • Unusual error messages
  • Extra files 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 do not log into any online services. It’s not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you might do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we begin eliminating a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to prevent any data losses during the virus elimination process.

Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected device using our tools. The speed of the scanning procedure is dependent upon your hardware.

SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard diskdrive. Additionally, your processor speed will have a enormous impact on scanning speed.

After the virus will be completely removed from your computer we’ll set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.

This procedure may take up to a couple of hours as we will not only install antivirus software on your system but may also harden it to make it more secure. We’ll install additional applications that will secure your system to the max. We will 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 may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.

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

You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without proper protection.

Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95% of our virus removals were at customers who had commercial anti virus 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 max without affecting your computer performance.

Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Don’t delay, call me now.

I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?

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

How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?

It depends upon the thickness of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and procedures.

I have eliminated the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?

After a virus is removed in the first stage it does not mean that there are not any left. It is highly recommended to scan your system using several tools and also protect from any further threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst when virus has not been removed completely or when there isn’t any fantastic protection applied.

Our aim at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair is not only to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other threats.

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

Ideally, you need to 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 can eliminate it, but usually, this sort of support is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a whole lot of time of analysis.

How did I get infected by a computer virus?

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

Malware vs Virus

Knowing the difference between malware and viruses is very important. A virus is just one type of malware, however, the term is more widely used by the general public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.

For instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that protection systems needed to deal with. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater rate. What is a Malware?

Malware is software written specifically to harm and infect the host system. Malware includes viruses in addition to other types 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 another applications on the host 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 known as advertising-supported software. It’s software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its author. The advertisements are published on the display presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet websites, the consumer visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.

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

Spyware

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

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

Worms

This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the host PC. It works to eat up all the system operating documents and data files on a drive.

Trojan

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

In large systems, it may try to make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those trying to reach it. Case in point: your small business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware which restricts access to the computer system until the user pays a fee. Your screen might show a pop-up warning you’ve been locked out of your computer and you could access only after paying the cybercriminal.

The cybercriminal needs a ransom to be paid for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 kind of ransomware. It’s very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to rely on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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