Computer viruses and our Gib Heath services

A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and demands a cure to get rid of. There are tons of different types of computer viruses. Most of them are intended to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. 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 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 correctly 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 elimination service but will also protect your online actions 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 into any online services. It’s not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you may do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we start eliminating a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to avoid 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 considerably faster than old hard diskdrive. Also, your processor speed will have a enormous impact on scanning speed.

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

This procedure may take up to a few 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 might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

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

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

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

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

Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at clients 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 maximum 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 isn’t enough as most viruses and malware nowadays are made to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal agency is a complex procedure and requires great skills to be done properly.

How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?

It depends upon the thickness 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 fantastic job?

After a virus is eliminated 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 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 fantastic protection applied.

Our aim at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair is not just 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 need to shut off your computer to avoid 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 sort of service 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 might get infected by opening suspicious email attachment (usually with a statement or tracking number), downloading software or games, or simply browsing the web.

Malware vs Virus

Knowing the difference between viruses and malware 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 applications, including a computer virus.

For example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that security systems had to take care of. 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 in addition to other kinds of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.

Virus

As discussed, a Virus is a specific type of malware alone. 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 chiefly known to disperse when the program is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.

Adware

Adware is also referred to as advertising-supported software. It is software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its author. The advertisements are printed 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 spyware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway because it harms computer functionality and can be annoying.

Spyware

This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet actions. It enables the hacker in collecting 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 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 functions 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 run them. They may 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 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 type of malware that restricts access to the computer system before the user pays a fee. Your screen might show a pop-up warning you’ve 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 kind of ransomware. It’s very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to rely on them for many tasks — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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