Computer viruses and our Gravelly Hill solutions

A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and demands a cure to get rid of. There are lots of different kinds of computer viruses. The majority of them are designed to harm 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 drive.

They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they may not be detected correctly by your antivirus software, despite it’s 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 activities against any future threats.

  • 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 do not log into any online services. It’s not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you might do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we start removing 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 resources. 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 removed from your computer we’ll set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.

This procedure could take up to a couple of hours as we will not just install antivirus software on your system but may also harden it to make it more secure. We will install additional software that will secure your system to the max. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use as they may 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 net with confidence and peace of mind.

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

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

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

Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95% of our virus removals were at customers 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 impacting 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 leading antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal service is a complex procedure 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 and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and processes.

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 does not mean that there are no left. It’s highly recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst when virus hasn’t been removed completely or when there is no fantastic 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 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’ve got a rootkit which is extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can remove it, but generally, this type of support is performed 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 just browsing the web.

Malware vs Virus

Understanding the difference between malware and viruses is quite 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.

For instance, 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 is 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 alone. It is a contagious part of code that infects another applications on the server system and spreads itself once it is run. It is chiefly known to disperse when the software is shared between computers. This behaves 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 writer. The advertisements are published on the display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the consumer visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.

Not spyware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway because it hurts computer performance and can be bothersome.

Spyware

This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet actions. 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 server and it’s quite difficult to detect.

Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up intentionally within an organization to track 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 of the system operating documents and data files on a drive.

Trojan

Trojans are a sort of virus that is designed to make a user think they are a safe program and run them. They might be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and later take over the resources of the host computer’s system files.

In large systems, it may attempt to earn a host system or network resource inaccessible to those trying to reach it. Example: your small 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 might 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 needs a ransom to be paid in order for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 kind of ransomware. It’s quite difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many tasks — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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