Computer viruses and our Harborne services

A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and requires a cure to get rid of. There are lots of different kinds of computer viruses. Most of them are intended to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others might 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 drive.

They are often difficult 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 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 don’t log into any online services. It’s not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you might do more damage to the system than the virus itself.

Before we begin removing a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to prevent any data losses through the virus elimination procedure.

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

SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard disk. Also, your processor speed will have a huge impact on scanning speed.

After the virus will be completely eliminated 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 won’t just install antivirus software on your system but will also harden it to make it more secure. We will install additional software that will secure your system to the max. We’ll also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services that you don’t use as they may become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

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

You might be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.

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

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

Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95% 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 maximum without affecting 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 designed to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal service 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 depth of infection along with your computer speed. Usually, this type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.

I’ve removed the virus and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?

After a virus is removed at the first stage it does not 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 hasn’t been removed completely or when there is no fantastic protection applied.

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

My computer behaves erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?

Ideally, you should shut off your computer to avoid any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you’ve got a rootkit that’s extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can eliminate it, but usually, this type 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 just browsing the web.

Malware vs Virus

Understanding the difference between malware and viruses is very 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 had to take care of. 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 types of applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.

Virus

As discussed, a Virus is a particular type of malware by itself. 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 software is shared between computers. This behaves more like a parasite.

Adware

Adware is also known as advertising-supported software. It’s software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its writer. The advertisements are printed on the screen presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the user visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.

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

Spyware

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’s very difficult to detect.

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

Worms

This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the host PC. It functions to eat up all the system operating documents and data files on a drive.

Trojan

Trojans are a type of virus that is designed to make a user think they’re a safe program and run them. They might be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and 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 attempting to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced type of malware which restricts access to the computer system until the user pays a fee. Your screen may 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 for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 kind of ransomware. It’s quite tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many tasks — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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