Computer viruses and our Ten Acres 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. 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 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 removed completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they might not be detected correctly 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 online 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 do not log into 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.

Before we begin eliminating a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to avoid any data losses through the virus removal procedure.

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

SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard disk. Also, your processor speed is going to have a enormous influence on scanning speed.

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

This procedure could take up to a few 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 software that will secure your system to the maximum. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use as they may become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

We’ll install software to keep your online passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal service, you may browse the internet 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 may be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.

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

Hardening your system is the only way to protect you from online attacks.

Our virus removal service provides to secure your system to the max 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 is not enough as most viruses and malware nowadays are designed to be undetected by major antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal agency is a complex process 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 and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and procedures.

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

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

Our aim at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair isn’t only to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other threats.

My computer acts erratically but antivirus did not detect any viruses. What should I do?

Ideally, you should 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 eliminate it, but generally, this type of service is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole lot of time of investigation.

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 simply browsing the web.

Malware vs Virus

Understanding the difference between viruses and malware is quite important. A virus is just one type of malware, but the term is more widely utilized by the general public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.

By way of 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?

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

Virus

As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware by itself. It is a contagious piece of code that infects another applications on the host system and spreads itself once it is run. It is mostly known to disperse when the software is shared between computers. This behaves more like a parasite.

Adware

Adware is also known as advertising-supported software. It’s software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its writer. The advertisements are printed on the display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to analyze which Internet sites, the consumer visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.

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

Spyware

This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet actions. It helps the hacker in gathering information about the victim’s system, without the consent of the victim. This spyware’s existence is typically hidden from the host and it’s very tricky to detect.

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

Worms

This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information 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 type of virus that is designed to create a user think they’re a safe program and operate them. They might be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and take over the resources of the host computer’s system files.

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

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware that limits access to the computer system until the user pays a fee. Your screen may show a pop-up warning you’ve been locked out of your computer and that you can access only after paying the cybercriminal.

The cybercriminal needs a ransom to be paid for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 kind of ransomware. It is quite difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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