Computer viruses and our Tower Hill 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 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 eliminated completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they might 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 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 do not log in to any online services. It’s not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you might do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we start eliminating a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to prevent any data losses during the virus elimination process.

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 considerably faster than old hard disk. Additionally, your processor speed will have a enormous impact 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 may take up to a couple of 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 maximum. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use since they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.

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

You may be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.

The quicker your hardware is, the faster the virus will be removed.

You may 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 affecting your computer performance.

Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Do not delay, call me today.

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 unnoticed by major antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal agency is a complicated process 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 profound analysis and processes.

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

After a virus is removed in the first stage it doesn’t mean there are not any left. It’s highly suggested to deeply scan your system using several tools and protect from any further threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst if virus has not been eliminated completely or when there is no 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 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 generally, this type of support is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires 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 just browsing the web.

Malware vs Virus

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

For instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that security systems needed to deal with. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater rate. 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 discussed, a Virus is a particular type of malware alone. It is a contagious part of code that infects another applications on the host system and spreads itself once it’s run. It’s 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 author. The advertisements are printed on the display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet websites, the user visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.

Not all adware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway since it harms computer performance and can be bothersome.

Spyware

This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online activities. It enables 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 is quite difficult to detect.

Some spyware like keyloggers could be set up intentionally in an organization to track the activities of workers.

Worms

This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the server PC. It works to eat up all 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 might attempt to earn 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 sort of malware that restricts access to the computer system before 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 for the restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 type of ransomware. It’s very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to rely on them for many activities — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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