Computer viruses and our Handsworth solutions
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and requires a cure to eliminate. There are lots of different kinds of computer viruses. Most of them are designed to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. 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 drive.
They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they might not be detected properly 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 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 wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you may do more harm to the system than the virus itself.
SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard diskdrive. Additionally, your processor speed will have a enormous influence on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely removed from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.
This process 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’ll also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services that you don’t use since they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
The quicker your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be removed.
You might be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without appropriate protection.
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 affecting 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 is not 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 and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and procedures.
I’ve eliminated the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?
After a virus is removed at the first stage it doesn’t mean that there are no left. It is highly recommended to scan your system using several tools and protect from any further threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst when virus has not been removed 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 didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you need to 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 hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can remove it, but generally, this sort of support is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a whole lot of time of investigation.
How did I get infected by a computer virus?
Malware vs Virus
Understanding the difference between malware and viruses is very 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 software, including a computer virus.
By way of example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that protection systems had to take care of. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater rate. What’s a Malware?
As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware alone. It’s a contagious part of code that infects another applications on the host system and spreads itself once it is run. It’s mostly known to disperse when the program is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.
Adware is also known 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 analyze which Internet sites, the user visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not all adware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway since it harms computer functionality and can be annoying.
This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online actions. It helps 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 is quite difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be installed intentionally in an organization to monitor the activities of employees.
This type 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.
Trojans are a sort of virus that is designed to make a user think they’re 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 may attempt to make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those trying to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
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 you’ve been locked out of your computer and that you can access only after paying the cybercriminal.
The cybercriminal needs a ransom to be paid for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one type of ransomware. It’s quite 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.. ,