Computer viruses and our Five Ways services

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 kinds of computer viruses. Most of them are designed to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others may even steal your passwords, online banking ID etc.. When they are executed they replicate by inserting copies of itself to computer programs, your data files or boot sector on your hard drive.

They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they may not be detected properly 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 service 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 into any online services. It’s not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you might do more harm to the system than the virus itself.

Before we begin removing a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to avoid any data losses during the virus elimination process.

Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected machine using our resources. The speed of the scanning procedure 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 removed from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from potential threats.

This process may take up to a few hours as we won’t only install antivirus software on your system but may also harden it to make it more secure. We’ll install additional software that will secure your system to the max. We’ll 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 keep your online passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you will browse the internet with confidence and reassurance.

You may be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.

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

You may be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.

Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95% of our virus removals were at customers 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 provides 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 made to be unnoticed by major antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal service is a complicated procedure and requires good skills to be carried out properly.

How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?

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

I have eliminated 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 does not mean there are no left. It is highly suggested to deeply scan your system using several tools and protect from any additional threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst when virus hasn’t been eliminated completely or when there isn’t any 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 dangers.

My computer acts erratically but antivirus did not 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’ve got a rootkit which is extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to remove it, but usually, this type of support is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires 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 malware and viruses is quite important. A virus is just one kind 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 instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that security systems had 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 kinds of software 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 another software on the host system and spreads itself after it is run. It’s chiefly 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’s software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its author. The advertisements are published on the screen presented to the consumer 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 hurts 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 server and it is very tricky to detect.

Some spyware like keyloggers may 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 functions to eat up all the system operating documents and data files on a drive.

Trojan

Trojans are a type of virus that is designed to create a user think they are a safe program and operate them. They might be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and 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 inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware that limits access to the computer system before 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 needs a ransom to be paid in order for the restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 kind of ransomware. It is very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to rely on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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