Computer viruses and our Hockley services

A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and demands a cure to eliminate. There are tons of different types of computer viruses. Most of them are intended to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others may 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 difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they might 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 service but will also protect your online actions against any future threats.

  • 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 in to any online services. It is not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you might do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we begin removing a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to avoid any data losses during the virus elimination 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. Additionally, your processor speed is going to have a huge impact on scanning speed.

Following 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 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’ll 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 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 faster your hardware is, the faster the virus will be eliminated.

You may be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without proper 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 max without impacting your computer performance.

Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Do not 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 made to be undetected by major antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal service is a complicated procedure and requires great skills to be carried out properly.

How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?

It depends upon the thickness of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.

I have 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 that there are no left. It’s highly recommended to scan your system using several tools and protect from any additional threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst if virus has not been removed completely or when there isn’t any good 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 dangers.

My computer acts erratically but antivirus did not 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 that’s extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to eliminate it, but usually, this sort of service is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands 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 internet.

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 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 protection systems needed to take care of. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater rate. What is a Malware?

Malware is software written specifically to harm and infect the host system. Malware includes viruses along with other types of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.

Virus

As mentioned, a Virus is a specific type of malware alone. It’s a contagious part of code that infects another applications on the host system and spreads itself once it’s run. It’s chiefly known to disperse when the program is shared between computers. This acts 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 websites, 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 type 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 host and it is very difficult 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 functions to eat up all of the system operating documents and data files on a drive.

Trojan

Trojans are a sort of virus that’s 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 later take over the resources of the host computer’s system files.

In large systems, it might try to make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Case in point: your small business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

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

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