Computer viruses and our Gun Quarter 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 lots 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 implemented 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 removed 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 service 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 person as you might do more harm to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we begin removing 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 procedure is dependent upon your hardware.

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

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

This process could take up to a few hours as we will not only install antivirus software on your system but will also harden it to make it more secure. We’ll install additional applications that will secure your system to the maximum. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use as they may become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

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

You might be vulnerable to a lot of 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 customers 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 max without impacting your computer performance.

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

I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?

The answer is NO. Simply antivirus isn’t enough as most viruses and malware nowadays are designed to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal service is a complex 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 along with your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and processes.

I’ve eliminated the virus 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 there are not any left. It is highly suggested to scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst when virus has not been eliminated completely or when there isn’t any fantastic protection applied.

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

My computer behaves 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 have a rootkit which is extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to eliminate 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 might 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

Knowing the difference between viruses and malware is quite important. A virus is just one type of malware, but the term is more widely utilized by the general 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 types of malware that security systems needed 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 mentioned, a Virus is a specific type of malware alone. It is a contagious part of code that infects the other applications on the host system and spreads itself after it’s run. It’s mostly 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 author. The advertisements are printed on the screen presented to the consumer 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 all adware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway because it harms computer functionality and can be bothersome.

Spyware

This sort 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 existence is typically hidden from the server and it’s quite tricky to detect.

Some spyware like keyloggers may be installed intentionally in 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 works to eat up all of the system operating files and data files on a drive.

Trojan

Trojans are a sort of virus that is designed to create a user think they’re a safe program and run them. They may 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 might attempt to make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those trying 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 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 have come to rely on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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