Computer viruses and our Pelham services

A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and demands a cure to eliminate. There are lots of different types 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 disk.

They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they might 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 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 do not log into any online services. It is not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you might do more harm to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we start removing a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to avoid any data losses through the virus elimination procedure.

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

SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard diskdrive. Additionally, your processor speed will have a enormous 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 procedure could 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 max. We will 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 passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you may browse the net with confidence and peace of mind.

You might be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without appropriate protection.

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

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

Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at customers 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 impacting your computer performance.

Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Don’t 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 leading antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal agency is a complicated procedure and requires great skills to be done properly.

How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?

It depends on the depth 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 processes.

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

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

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

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

Ideally, you should 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 hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can eliminate it, but generally, this sort of support is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a lot of time of analysis.

How can 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 simply browsing the internet.

Malware vs Virus

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

By way of instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that protection systems needed to deal with. 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 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 part of code that infects the other software on the server system and spreads itself once it’s run. It’s mostly known to disperse when the program 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 display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet websites, 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 annoying.

Spyware

This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet activities. It enables 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’s very tricky to detect.

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

Worms

This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files 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 sort of virus that’s 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 later take over the resources of the host computer’s system files.

In large systems, it may try to earn a host system or network resource inaccessible to those trying to reach it. Case in point: your business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware which restricts access to the computer system before 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 needs a ransom to be paid in order for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 kind of ransomware. It’s very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to rely on them for many tasks — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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