Computer viruses and our Thimble End services
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and demands a cure to eliminate. There are tons of different kinds of computer viruses. Most of them are designed to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. Others may 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 disk.
They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they might not be detected properly by your antivirus software, despite it is up to date virus definitions.
- 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 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.
Before we begin eliminating a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to prevent any data losses through the virus elimination process.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected machine using our tools. The speed of the scanning process depends on your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard disk. Also, your processor speed will have a huge impact on scanning speed.
Following 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 few hours as we will not just install antivirus software on your system but will also harden it to make it more secure. We will install additional software that will secure your system to the max. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services that 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 will browse the internet with confidence and peace of mind.
You might be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
The faster your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be eliminated.
You might 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 now.
I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?
The answer is NO. Simply antivirus is not enough as most malware and viruses nowadays are made to be unnoticed by major antivirus vendors. Safety 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 upon the depth 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 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 may seem fine but after a while, it might 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 avoid any data loss and call us as soon as possible. It looks like you’ve got a rootkit which is extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to remove it, but generally, this type of support is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole lot of time of investigation.
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 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 applications, including a computer virus.
By way of example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that protection systems needed 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 particular type of malware by itself. It is a contagious part of code that infects the other applications on the server system and spreads itself after it’s run. It is mostly 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 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 user visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not spyware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it hurts computer performance and can be bothersome.
This type 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 quite difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up intentionally in 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 of the system operating documents and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a sort of virus that’s designed to create a user think they’re a safe program and run them. They may be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and take over the resources of the server computer’s system files.
In large systems, it may try to earn a host system or network resource inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware which restricts 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 you could access only after paying the cybercriminal.
The cybercriminal demands a ransom to be paid in order for the restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 type of ransomware. It’s quite difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many activities — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,