Computer viruses and our Maypole 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 types 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 implemented 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 eliminated completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they may not be detected correctly by your antivirus software, despite it is up to date virus definitions.

That is why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus elimination support but will also protect your online activities 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 do not log into any online services. It’s not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you may do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we start removing a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to prevent any data losses during the virus removal procedure.

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

SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard diskdrive. Additionally, your processor speed is going to have a huge influence 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 procedure could take up to a few hours as we will not only install antivirus software on your system but may also harden it to make it more secure. We’ll install additional applications that will secure your system to the max. We’ll also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use since they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

We will install software to maintain your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal service, you will browse the internet with confidence and reassurance.

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

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

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

Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at clients who had 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 maximum without impacting 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 viruses and malware nowadays are made to be undetected by leading 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 on the thickness 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’ve removed the virus and my computer works properly now. Have I done a good job?

After a virus is eliminated at the first stage it does not mean there are not any left. It’s highly recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and protect from any additional threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst when virus has not been eliminated completely or when there isn’t any fantastic protection applied.

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

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

Ideally, you should shut off your computer to prevent 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 can eliminate it, but generally, this type of support is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a 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 a statement 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, 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 kinds 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?

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 piece of code that infects the other applications on the server system and spreads itself once it’s run. It is mostly known to spread when the software is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.

Adware

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 screen presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to analyze which Internet websites, the user visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.

Not spyware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it harms computer performance and can be annoying.

Spyware

This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online actions. It enables the hacker in gathering information about the victim’s system, without the consent of the victim. This spyware’s existence is typically hidden from the host and it is very tricky to detect.

Some spyware like keyloggers may be installed intentionally in 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 functions to eat up all the system operating documents and data files on a drive.

Trojan

Trojans are a sort of virus that is designed to make a user think they are a safe program and run them. They may 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. Case in point: your small business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that restricts access to the computer system before the user pays a fee. Your screen may 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 1 kind of ransomware. It is very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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