Computer viruses and our Minworth services

A computer virus is similar to 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 designed to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. 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 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, even with 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 internet activities against any future dangers.

  • 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 into any online services. It is 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 start eliminating 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 significantly faster than old hard disk. Additionally, your processor speed will have a huge 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 process may 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’ll 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 might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

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

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

Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95 percent 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 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 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 major 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 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 procedures.

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

After a virus is eliminated in the first stage it does not mean there are no left. It is highly suggested to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst if virus has not been eliminated completely or when there is no fantastic protection applied.

Our aim in Dr IT Services – Computer Repair is not only 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 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 difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to eliminate it, but usually, this type of service is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole lot of time of investigation.

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 simply browsing the internet.

Malware vs Virus

Knowing 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.

For example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that security systems had to deal with. 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 applications 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 the other applications on the host system and spreads itself after it is run. It’s chiefly known to spread when the program is shared between computers. This behaves 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 published on the display presented to the consumer 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 becomes a problem anyway because it hurts computer functionality and can be bothersome.

Spyware

This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online actions. It enables 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 server and it’s very tricky to detect.

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

Worms

This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the server 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 is designed to create a user think they are 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 attempt to make a host system or network resource unavailable to those trying to reach it. Case in point: 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 limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one type of ransomware. It’s quite difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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