Computer viruses and our South Woodgate 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 designed to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. Others might 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 difficult 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 is why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus elimination service but will also protect your internet actions 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 into any online services. It’s not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you may do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we begin eliminating a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to prevent any data losses during the virus removal process.

Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected machine using our resources. The speed of the scanning process is dependent upon your hardware.

SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard disk. Also, 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 process could take up to a couple of hours as we will not only 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 maximum. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use as they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

We’ll install software to keep your online passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you may browse the net with confidence and peace of mind.

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

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

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

Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95 percent 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 today.

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. 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 on the thickness of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and procedures.

I’ve removed the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a good job?

After a virus is eliminated in the first stage it doesn’t mean that there are not any left. It is highly suggested to scan your system using several tools and protect from any additional threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst if 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 should shut down your computer to prevent 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 usually, this sort of service is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a 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 an invoice or tracking number), downloading software or games, or simply browsing the internet.

Malware vs Virus

Knowing the difference between malware and viruses is very important. A virus is just one type of malware, but the term is more widely utilized by the public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, 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 take care of. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater pace. What’s a Malware?

Malware is software written specifically to harm and infect the host system. Malware includes viruses along with 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 piece of code that infects another software on the host system and spreads itself once it’s run. It is mostly known to disperse when the software is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.

Adware

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

Not all adware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway because it harms computer functionality and can be annoying.

Spyware

This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online actions. 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 tricky to detect.

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

Worms

This type 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.

Trojan

Trojans are a sort of virus that’s designed to make a user think they’re a safe program and operate 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 make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those trying to reach it. Case in point: your business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware that restricts access to the computer system before 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 is quite tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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