Computer viruses and our Greet services

A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and requires a cure to get rid of. There are tons of different types of computer viruses. Most of them are designed to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others might 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 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 correctly by your antivirus software, even with it’s up to date virus definitions.

That is 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 into any online services. It is not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user 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 prevent any data losses through the virus removal procedure.

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

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

After the virus will be completely removed from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.

This process could take up to a couple of hours as we will not only 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 that you don’t use since they might 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 internet with confidence and reassurance.

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

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

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

Simply having antivirus will not 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 maximum 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 viruses and malware nowadays are designed to be undetected by major antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal agency is a complicated process and requires great skills to be carried out properly.

How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?

It depends on the thickness of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound 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 removed 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 additional threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst when virus hasn’t been removed completely or when there is no good protection applied.

Our aim at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair isn’t only to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other threats.

My computer acts erratically but antivirus did not detect any viruses. What should I do?

Ideally, you need to shut off 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 can eliminate it, but usually, this type of service is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires 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 an invoice or tracking number), downloading software or games, or just browsing the internet.

Malware vs Virus

Knowing the difference between viruses and malware is quite important. A virus is just one type of malware, however, the term is more widely utilized by the general public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.

For instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that security systems needed to deal with. 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 in addition to other kinds of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.

Virus

As mentioned, a Virus is a specific type of malware alone. It is a contagious piece of code that infects the other 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 referred to 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 display presented to the consumer 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 bothersome.

Spyware

This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online 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 server and it is very difficult to detect.

Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up intentionally within an organization to monitor the activities of workers.

Worms

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

Trojan

Trojans are a type 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 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 unavailable to those attempting to reach it. Case in point: your business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that limits 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 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 type of ransomware. It is very difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to rely on them for many activities — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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