Computer viruses and our Selly Oak 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. The majority 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’re 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 removed completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they might not be detected correctly by your antivirus software, even with it is up to date virus definitions.

That is why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus removal support but will also protect your internet 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 me immediately and don’t log in to any online services. It is not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you might do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we start eliminating 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 tools. 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 enormous 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’ll install additional applications that will secure your system to the max. We’ll 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 maintain your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal service, you will browse the net with confidence and peace of mind.

You might be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without appropriate protection.

The faster your hardware is, the faster the virus will be eliminated.

You might be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without appropriate protection.

Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95% of our virus removals were at clients who had commercial anti virus installed on their computers.

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 affecting your computer performance.

Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Don’t delay, call me 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 leading antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal service is a complex procedure and requires great skills to be done properly.

How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?

It depends on the thickness of infection along with your computer speed. Usually, this sort 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 fantastic job?

After a virus is removed at the first stage it does not mean there are no left. It’s highly suggested 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 when virus has not been eliminated completely or when there is no fantastic protection applied.

Our aim at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair is not just to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other dangers.

My computer acts erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?

Ideally, you need to shut down your computer to avoid any data loss and call me 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 remove it, but usually, this type of support is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole 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 an invoice or tracking number), downloading software or games, or simply browsing the web.

Malware vs Virus

Knowing the difference between viruses and malware is very 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 applications, including a computer virus.

For example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that protection systems needed to deal with. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater pace. What is a Malware?

Malware is software written specifically to harm and infect the host system. Malware includes viruses in addition to other kinds of applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.

Virus

As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware alone. It’s a contagious part of code that infects another software on the host system and spreads itself after it is run. It is mostly known to disperse when the program is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.

Adware

Adware is also referred to 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 display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to analyze which Internet websites, the user visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.

Not spyware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway because it harms computer performance and can be annoying.

Spyware

This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online actions. It helps 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 could be set up intentionally within an organization to track the activities of workers.

Worms

This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the host PC. It works to eat up all the system operating documents and data files on a drive.

Trojan

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 later take over the resources of the host computer’s system files.

In large systems, it might try to earn a host system or network resource unavailable to those attempting to reach it. Case in point: your small business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware which restricts 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 you could access only after paying the cybercriminal.

The cybercriminal needs a ransom to be paid for the restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one type of ransomware. It’s very 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.. ,

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