Computer viruses and our Chad Valley services

A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and requires a cure to get rid of. There are lots of different kinds of computer viruses. The majority of them are intended to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. Others might even steal your passwords, online banking ID etc.. When they’re executed they replicate by inserting copies of itself to computer programs, your data files or boot sector on your hard drive.

They are often difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they might 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 support but will also protect your internet activities 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 in to any online services. It is 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 removing a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to prevent any data losses during the virus removal process.

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

SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard disk. Additionally, your processor speed is going to have a huge influence 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 process could take up to a couple of hours as we will not just install antivirus software on your system but may also harden it to make it more secure. We will 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 may become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

We’ll install software to maintain your online passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal service, you will browse the net with confidence and peace of mind.

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

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

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

Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95% of our virus removals were at clients 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 max without impacting 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 malware and viruses nowadays are made to be unnoticed by major antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal service is a complex procedure and requires good 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 sort of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and procedures.

I’ve removed the virus 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 that there are no left. It is highly suggested to 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 when virus has not been removed completely or when there is no good 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 behaves erratically but antivirus didn’t 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 have a rootkit which is extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to eliminate it, but usually, this type of support is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a lot of time of investigation.

How did 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 simply browsing the web.

Malware vs Virus

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

For example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that security systems needed to take care of. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater pace. What is a Malware?

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

Virus

As discussed, a Virus is a particular type of malware by itself. It’s a contagious part of code that infects the other software on the host system and spreads itself after it’s run. It is mostly known to spread when the software is shared between computers. This acts 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 author. The advertisements are printed on the display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the consumer visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.

Not spyware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway since it harms computer functionality and can be bothersome.

Spyware

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

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

Worms

This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the server 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’re a safe program and operate them. They might 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 attempt to earn a host system or network resource inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Example: 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 that you have been locked out of your computer and that you can access only after paying the cybercriminal.

The cybercriminal needs a ransom to be paid for the restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one type of ransomware. It is very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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