Computer viruses and our Cotteridge solutions

A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and demands a cure to eliminate. There are tons of different types 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’re executed they replicate by inserting copies of itself to computer programs, your data files or boot sector on your hard disk.

They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they may not be detected properly 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 elimination support but will also protect your online activities 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 don’t log in to any online services. It’s not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you may do more harm 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 removal procedure.

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

SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard disk. Additionally, your processor speed will have a huge influence on scanning speed.

After the virus will be completely eliminated from your computer we’ll 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 just install antivirus software on your system but will 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 keep your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal service, you may browse the net with confidence and peace of mind.

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

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

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 percent of our virus removals were at clients who had commercial antivirus 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 maximum without affecting your computer performance.

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

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 major antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal agency 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 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 procedures.

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

After a virus is eliminated at the first stage it doesn’t mean 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 might appear fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst if virus has not been eliminated 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 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 that’s extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to remove it, but usually, this sort of support is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a lot of time of analysis.

How did I get infected by a computer virus?

Viruses are everywhere. You may 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

Understanding 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 public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.

By way of instance, 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 along with other types of applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.

Virus

As mentioned, a Virus is a specific 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’s run. It is 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 author. The advertisements are published on the display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet websites, the user visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.

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

Spyware

This type 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 is quite tricky to detect.

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

Worms

This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files 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 sort of virus that’s designed to make a user think they are a safe program and operate them. They may be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and later take over the resources of the server computer’s system files.

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

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that 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 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’s quite tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many activities — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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