Computer viruses and our Short Heath solutions

A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and requires a cure to get rid of. There are lots 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 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 difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they may not be detected properly 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 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 me immediately and do not log in to any online services. It’s not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you might do more damage to the system 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 during the virus elimination process.

Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected machine using our tools. 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 will have a enormous influence on scanning speed.

Following the virus will be completely eliminated from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from potential threats.

This process could take up to a couple of hours as we will not only 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 maximum. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use since they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

We will install software to maintain your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you will browse the net with confidence and reassurance.

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

Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95% of our virus removals were at customers who’d 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 impacting 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 isn’t enough as most viruses and malware nowadays are made to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal service is a complicated process and requires great skills to be carried out properly.

How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?

It depends on 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’ve eliminated the virus and my computer works properly now. Have I done a good job?

After a virus is removed at the first stage it doesn’t mean there are no left. It’s highly recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any further threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst if virus hasn’t been eliminated completely or when there isn’t any good protection applied.

Our aim in Dr IT Services – Computer Repair is not only 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 have a rootkit which is extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can remove it, but generally, this sort of support is done 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 may get infected by opening suspicious email attachment (usually with an invoice or tracking number), downloading software or games, or just browsing the internet.

Malware vs Virus

Knowing the difference between viruses and malware is quite important. A virus is just one kind of malware, but the term is more widely utilized by the general 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 kinds of malware that security systems had 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 types of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.

Virus

As discussed, a Virus is a specific type of malware by itself. It is a contagious part of code that infects the other software on the server system and spreads itself after it is run. It’s chiefly known to spread when the software 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 author. 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 consumer visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.

Not spyware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway because it harms computer performance and can be bothersome.

Spyware

This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet 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’s quite difficult to detect.

Some spyware like keyloggers could be installed intentionally within an organization to monitor the activities of workers.

Worms

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

Trojan

Trojans are a sort of virus that is designed to create a user think they are a safe program and operate them. They might be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and later 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 attempting to reach it. Case in point: your small business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware which limits access to the computer system before the user pays a fee. Your screen might show a pop-up warning you’ve 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 kind of ransomware. It is very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to rely on them for many tasks — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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