Computer viruses and our Thimble End solutions

A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and demands a cure to get rid of. There are tons of different kinds of computer viruses. The majority of them are intended to damage 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 drive.

They are often difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they may 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 removal service but will also protect your online actions against any future dangers.

  • 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 person as you might do more harm to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we start removing a computer virus from your machine we will 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 tools. The speed of the scanning process depends on your hardware.

SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard disk. Also, your processor speed is going to have a huge impact on scanning speed.

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

This process could take up to a few hours as we won’t just install antivirus software on your system but will also harden it to make it more secure. We’ll install additional software that will secure your system to the maximum. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services that you don’t use since they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

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

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

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

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

Simply having antivirus won’t 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 provides 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 today.

I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?

The answer is NO. Simply antivirus isn’t 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 good skills to be carried out 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 deep analysis and processes.

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

After a virus is removed in the first stage it does not mean that there are no left. It’s highly suggested to scan your system using several tools and 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 removed completely or when there isn’t any good protection applied.

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

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’ve got a rootkit that’s extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to remove it, but usually, this type of service is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a whole lot of time of investigation.

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 type of malware, however, 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 instance, 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 is 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 discussed, a Virus is a particular type of malware alone. It is a contagious piece of code that infects another applications on the server system and spreads itself after it is run. It is chiefly known to spread when the program is shared between computers. This behaves 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 printed on the screen presented to the consumer 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 spyware 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 online activities. It enables 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 quite tricky to detect.

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

Worms

This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the host 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 may 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 attempt to make a host system or network resource unavailable to those trying to reach it. Case in point: your business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced type 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 that you can 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 kind of ransomware. It is quite tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to rely on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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