Computer viruses and our Parkhall solutions

A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and requires a cure to get rid of. There are tons of different kinds of computer viruses. Most of them are intended to harm 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 removed completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they may not be detected properly 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 elimination support 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’s not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you may do more damage to the system than the virus itself.

Before we begin eliminating a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to avoid any data losses through the virus removal 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. Also, your processor speed is going to have a huge impact on scanning speed.

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

This process may take up to a couple of hours as we will not just install antivirus software on your system but will 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 that you don’t use as they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

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

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

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

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

Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at clients who had 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 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 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 on the depth 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 fantastic job?

After a virus is eliminated at the first stage it does not mean that there are not any 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 when virus hasn’t been eliminated completely or when there is no good 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 did not detect any viruses. What should I do?

Ideally, you need to shut down your computer to prevent any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you have a rootkit that’s extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can eliminate it, but generally, this type of service is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a lot of time of analysis.

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 simply browsing the internet.

Malware vs Virus

Knowing the difference between viruses and malware is quite important. A virus is just one kind of malware, however, the term is more widely used by the public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.

For instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that security 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 in addition to other kinds of applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.

Virus

As discussed, a Virus is a particular type of malware by itself. It’s a contagious part of code that infects the other software on the server system and spreads itself once it’s run. It’s chiefly known to spread when the software is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.

Adware

Adware is also referred to 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 consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the consumer visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.

Not spyware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway because it hurts computer performance and can be bothersome.

Spyware

This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet actions. It enables 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 quite tricky to detect.

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

Worms

This type 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 files and data files on a drive.

Trojan

Trojans are a type of virus that is designed to make a user think they are a safe program and operate 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 unavailable to those trying to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that limits access to the computer system before 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 restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one kind of ransomware. It is very difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to rely on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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