Computer viruses and our Longbridge services

A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and demands a cure to get rid of. There are tons of different kinds of computer viruses. The majority 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 eliminated completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they may 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 removal service but will also protect your internet actions 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 don’t log in to any online services. It is not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you might do more damage to the system than the virus itself.

Before we start eliminating a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to prevent any data losses during the virus elimination procedure.

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

SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard disk. Additionally, your processor speed will have a enormous influence on scanning speed.

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

This procedure may take up to a couple of hours as we will not only 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 which you don’t use since they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

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

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

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

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

Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at clients 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 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. Do not delay, call me today.

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 major antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal service is a complicated process and requires good skills to be done 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 deep analysis and procedures.

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

After a virus is eliminated in the first stage it doesn’t mean that there are no left. It is highly suggested to scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional threads. Your computer might appear 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 in Dr IT Services – Computer Repair is not just to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other threats.

My computer acts erratically but antivirus did not 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 have a rootkit which is extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can eliminate it, but usually, this sort of support is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole 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 an invoice or tracking number), downloading software or games, or simply browsing the web.

Malware vs Virus

Understanding the difference between viruses and malware is very important. A virus is just one kind 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.

For 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 pace. What’s a Malware?

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

Virus

As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware alone. It’s a contagious piece of code that infects the other applications on the server system and spreads itself after it’s run. It’s mostly known to disperse when the software 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 published on the display presented to the consumer 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 because it hurts computer performance and can be bothersome.

Spyware

This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online activities. It helps 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 is quite tricky to detect.

Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up 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 server PC. It functions to eat up all of the system operating files and data files on a drive.

Trojan

Trojans are a sort of virus that’s designed to create a user think they are a safe program and operate 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 earn a host system or network resource unavailable to those attempting to reach it. Example: your business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware that restricts access to the computer system before the user pays a fee. Your screen might 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 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 depend on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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