Computer viruses and our Chinese Quarter solutions

A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and requires a cure to eliminate. There are tons of different kinds of computer viruses. The majority of them are designed to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. 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 drive.

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

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

  • 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 do not log in to any online services. It is not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you may do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we begin eliminating 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 device 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 will have a huge influence on scanning speed.

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

This process could take up to a couple of hours as we won’t 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 maximum. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use since they may become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

We will install software to maintain your online passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you may browse the internet with confidence and reassurance.

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

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

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

Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at clients who’d commercial anti virus installed on their computers.

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

Our virus removal service provides 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 is not enough as most malware and viruses nowadays are designed to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal service is a complex process and requires good skills to be done properly.

How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?

It depends on the depth of infection along with your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.

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

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

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

My computer acts 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 remove it, but generally, this type of service is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole lot of time of investigation.

How did I get infected by a computer virus?

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

Malware vs Virus

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

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

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

Virus

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

Adware

Adware is also known as advertising-supported software. It is software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its writer. 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 becomes a problem anyway since it harms computer performance and can be annoying.

Spyware

This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet activities. It helps 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 could be set up intentionally within an organization to monitor the activities of employees.

Worms

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

Trojan

Trojans are a sort 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 host computer’s system files.

In large systems, it might attempt to make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Case in point: your business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware that restricts 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 for the restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 type of ransomware. It’s very difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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