Computer viruses and our West Heath solutions
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 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 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 eliminated completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they might 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 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 us immediately and don’t log in to any online services. It is not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you might do more harm to the machine than the virus itself.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected device using our resources. The speed of the scanning procedure depends on your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard disk. Additionally, your processor speed is going to have a huge influence on scanning speed.
After the virus will be completely eliminated from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from potential threats.
This procedure 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’ll install additional software that will secure your system to the max. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use since they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We’ll install software to maintain your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal service, you may browse the net with confidence and reassurance.
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 may be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without proper 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 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 undetected by leading antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal agency is a complex procedure and requires great skills to be done properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends upon the depth of infection along with your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep 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 in the first stage it does not mean that there are not any left. It’s highly suggested to scan your system using several tools and also protect from any further threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst if virus has not been eliminated completely or when there is no good protection applied.
My computer behaves 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 have a rootkit which is extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to eliminate it, but generally, this sort of service is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a lot of time of analysis.
How did I get infected by a computer virus?
Viruses are everywhere. You may 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
Understanding the difference between malware and viruses is quite important. A virus is just one kind of malware, but the term is more widely used by the general public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.
For instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that security systems had 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 specific type of malware by itself. It’s a contagious part of code that infects another software on the server system and spreads itself once it is run. It is chiefly known to spread when the program is shared between computers. This behaves 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 printed on the screen presented to the user 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 will become a problem anyway because it harms computer functionality and can be annoying.
This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online activities. It helps the hacker in gathering information about the victim’s system, without the consent of the victim. This spyware’s presence is typically hidden from the server and it is very tricky to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers could be set up intentionally in an organization to monitor the activities of employees.
This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the server PC. It functions to eat up all the system operating documents and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a type of virus that is designed to create a user think they’re a safe program and run 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 may attempt to make a host system or network resource unavailable to those trying to reach it. Example: your business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware that limits access to the computer system before the user pays a fee. Your screen may 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 restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one kind of ransomware. It is quite tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,