Computer viruses and our Hodge Hill solutions

A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and requires a cure to eliminate. There are lots of different kinds of computer viruses. Most of them are intended to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. Others may even steal your passwords, online banking ID etc.. When they’re 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 extremely clever nowadays and they might not be detected properly by your antivirus software, despite it is up to date virus definitions.

That’s why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus elimination service but will also protect your online activities 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 recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you may do more harm 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 prevent any data losses during the virus elimination process.

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

SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard disk. Also, 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 future threats.

This process may take up to a few hours as we will not just install antivirus software on your system but will 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 may become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

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

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

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

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

Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95% of our virus removals were at clients who’d commercial antivirus 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 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 isn’t enough as most malware and viruses nowadays are designed to be undetected by leading antivirus vendors. Protection 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 upon the depth of infection along with your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.

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

After a virus is eliminated in the first stage it does not mean that there are no left. It’s 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 hasn’t been eliminated 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 acts erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?

Ideally, you should shut down your computer to avoid any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you have a rootkit that’s extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to eliminate it, but generally, this sort of service 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?

Viruses are everywhere. You may 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

Understanding the difference between viruses and malware is very important. A virus is just one kind of malware, however, the term is more widely utilized by the general public. The term malware refers to any malicious applications, including a computer virus.

For 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 pace. What is 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 specific type of malware alone. It is a contagious piece of code that infects another applications on the server system and spreads itself after it’s run. It’s chiefly known to disperse when the software is shared between computers. This acts 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 writer. The advertisements are printed on the display 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 all adware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway since it harms computer functionality and can be bothersome.

Spyware

This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online 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’s quite tricky to detect.

Some spyware like keyloggers could be installed intentionally within an organization to track the activities of workers.

Worms

This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the host PC. It works 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 server computer’s system files.

In large systems, it may 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 that restricts 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 you could access only after paying the cybercriminal.

The cybercriminal demands a ransom to be paid 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’ve come to depend on them for many tasks — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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