Computer viruses and our Pelham 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 intended to damage 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 removed completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they may not be detected properly by your antivirus software, even with it’s up to date virus definitions.
That’s why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus elimination support but will also protect your internet 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 us immediately and don’t log into any online services. It’s not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you might do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected machine using our resources. The speed of the scanning process is dependent upon your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard disk. Also, your processor speed is going to have a enormous 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 won’t just 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 maximum. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which 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 reassurance.
You might be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without appropriate 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.
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 us now.
I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?
The answer is NO. Simply antivirus is not enough as most viruses and malware nowadays are made to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal service is a complex process and requires good skills to be done properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends upon the thickness of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.
I’ve eliminated the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?
After a virus is removed in the first stage it does not mean that there are not any left. It’s highly recommended to 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 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’ve got a rootkit which is extremely difficult 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 might get infected by opening suspicious email attachment (usually with a statement or tracking number), downloading software or games, or just browsing the web.
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 utilized by the public. The term malware refers to any malicious applications, including a computer virus.
For example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that protection systems had to take care of. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater pace. What is a Malware?
As mentioned, a Virus is a specific type of malware by itself. 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 disperse when the software is shared between computers. This behaves more like a parasite.
Adware is also referred to 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 display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the user visits frequently 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.
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 quite difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be installed intentionally within an organization to track the activities of employees.
This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the server PC. It works to eat up all the system operating files and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a sort of virus that’s designed to make a user think they’re 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 try to make a host system or network resource unavailable to those attempting to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware which limits 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 you could access only after paying the cybercriminal.
The cybercriminal demands a ransom to be paid in order for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 type of ransomware. It’s very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many tasks — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,