Computer viruses and our Ladywood solutions
A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and demands a cure to eliminate. There are tons of different kinds of computer viruses. The majority of them are intended to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others may even steal your passwords, online banking ID etc.. When they are 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 eliminated completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they may not be detected properly 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 service but will also protect your online activities 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 us immediately and do not log into any online services. It is not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you might do more harm to the machine than the virus itself.
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 is going to have a huge impact on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely eliminated from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from future 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’ll install additional applications that will secure your system to the max. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use since they may become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We’ll install software to keep your online 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 surf the internet without appropriate protection.
The faster your hardware is, the faster the virus will be eliminated.
You may be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without proper protection.
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 impacting your computer performance.
Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Do not delay, call us today.
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 agency is a complicated procedure and requires good 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 is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and processes.
I have 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 that there are not any left. It is highly recommended to scan your system using several tools and protect from any further threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst when virus has not been removed completely or when there is no fantastic protection applied.
My computer acts erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you need to shut off your computer to prevent any data loss and call us as soon as possible. It looks like you have a rootkit that’s extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can remove it, but usually, this sort of support is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires 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 malware and viruses is very important. A virus is just one type of malware, but the term is more widely used by the public. The term malware refers to any malicious applications, including a computer virus.
For instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that protection systems needed to deal with. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater rate. What’s a Malware?
As discussed, a Virus is a particular type of malware by itself. It is a contagious part of code that infects another applications 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 is also known as advertising-supported software. It’s software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its author. The advertisements are published on the screen presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to analyze which Internet sites, the consumer visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not all adware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it hurts computer functionality and can be bothersome.
This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online activities. 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 server and it is very difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers could be installed intentionally within an organization to monitor the activities of workers.
This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the host PC. It functions to eat up all of the system operating files and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a type of virus that’s designed to create a user think they’re a safe program and operate them. They might be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and take over the resources of the server computer’s system files.
In large systems, it might attempt to make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those trying to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware which limits access to the computer system until 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 in order for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one kind of ransomware. It’s quite 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.. ,