Computer viruses and our Cofton Common 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 tons 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 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 properly by your antivirus software, despite it is up to date virus definitions.

That is why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus removal support but will also protect your internet 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 in to any online services. It is not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you might do more damage to the system 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 through the virus elimination procedure.

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

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

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

This procedure may take up to a few hours as we won’t just 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 will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use since they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

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

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

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

You may 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 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 impacting your computer performance.

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

I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?

The answer is NO. Simply antivirus is not enough as most viruses and malware nowadays are designed to be unnoticed by major antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal service is a complicated procedure and requires great 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 type of service is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.

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

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

Our aim in 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 did not detect any viruses. What should I do?

Ideally, you should shut down your computer to avoid any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you have a rootkit which is extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to remove it, but generally, this type of service is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole lot of time of investigation.

How can 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 internet.

Malware vs Virus

Knowing the difference between viruses and malware is quite important. A virus is just one kind of malware, but the term is more widely used by the public. The term malware refers to any malicious applications, 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 pace. 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 applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.

Virus

As discussed, a Virus is a specific type of malware by itself. It’s a contagious part of code that infects the other software on the host system and spreads itself once it is run. It’s chiefly known to spread when the program 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 printed on the display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to analyze which Internet websites, 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 annoying.

Spyware

This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet actions. It helps 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 very tricky to detect.

Some spyware like keyloggers could be set up intentionally in an organization to track the activities of workers.

Worms

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

Trojan

Trojans are a type of virus that’s designed to create a user think they’re a safe program and operate them. They may be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and 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 attempting to reach it. Case in point: your small business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that 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 you could 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 kind of ransomware. It is quite tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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