Computer viruses and our Walmley solutions
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and demands a cure to eliminate. There are tons 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 are executed they replicate by inserting copies of itself to computer programs, your data files or boot sector on your hard drive.
They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated 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.
- 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 in to any online services. It is not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you may do more harm to the system than the virus itself.
Before we start removing a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to prevent 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 is dependent upon your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard diskdrive. Additionally, 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 may 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 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 support, you will browse the internet with confidence and reassurance.
You might be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without appropriate protection.
The quicker your hardware is, the faster the virus will be removed.
You might be vulnerable to many 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 provides to secure your system to the maximum without affecting your computer performance.
Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Don’t delay, call us today.
I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?
The answer is NO. Simply antivirus isn’t enough as most viruses and malware nowadays are designed to be unnoticed by major antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal service is a complicated procedure and requires great skills to be done properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends upon the thickness of infection along with your computer speed. Usually, this type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and procedures.
I have eliminated the virus and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?
After a virus is eliminated in the first stage it doesn’t mean that there are not any left. It is highly recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst if virus hasn’t been removed completely or when there isn’t any fantastic protection applied.
My computer acts erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you should shut off your computer to prevent any data loss and call us as soon as possible. It looks like you’ve got a rootkit that’s extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to eliminate it, but usually, this sort of service is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a lot of time of analysis.
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 web.
Malware vs Virus
Understanding the difference between malware and viruses is quite important. A virus is just one type of malware, but the term is more widely used by the general 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 security systems needed to deal with. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater rate. What’s a Malware?
As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware by itself. It is a contagious part of code that infects another software on the host system and spreads itself once it’s run. It’s chiefly known to spread when the program 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 printed on the display presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet websites, the consumer visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not all adware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway since it harms computer functionality and can be annoying.
This type 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 presence is typically hidden from the server and it’s very difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be installed intentionally in an organization to monitor the activities of workers.
This sort 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 documents and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a sort of virus that is designed to make 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 attempt to earn a host system or network resource inaccessible to those trying to reach it. Case in point: your business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that limits access to the computer system until the user pays a fee. Your screen might show a pop-up warning that you have been locked out of your computer and that you can 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 one type of ransomware. It is very difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to rely on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,