Computer viruses and our Aston services
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and requires a cure to eliminate. There are tons of different kinds of computer viruses. Most of them are designed to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others may even steal your passwords, online banking ID etc.. When they’re implemented 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 eliminated completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they may not be detected correctly by your antivirus software, despite it’s up to date virus definitions.
That’s why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus elimination support but will also protect your online actions against any future threats.
- 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 into any online services. It’s not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you may do more harm to the system than the virus itself.
Before we begin eliminating a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to prevent any data losses during the virus elimination procedure.
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 diskdrive. Additionally, your processor speed will have a huge 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 could take up to a few hours as we will not only install antivirus software on your system but will also harden it to make it more secure. We will install additional applications that will secure your system to the max. We’ll also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services that you don’t use since 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 internet with confidence and peace of mind.
You may be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without appropriate protection.
The faster your hardware is, the faster the virus will be eliminated.
You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at clients 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 max without affecting your computer performance.
Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Do not 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 unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal service is a complex procedure and requires great skills to be carried out properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends on the thickness of infection along with your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service is not 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 eliminated in the first stage it doesn’t mean there are no left. It’s highly suggested to scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst if virus has not been removed 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 threats.
My computer acts erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you should shut off 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 eliminate it, but usually, this sort of service is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands 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
Understanding the difference between malware and viruses is very important. A virus is just one type of malware, however, the term is more widely used by the public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.
For example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that protection 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 in addition to other types of applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As discussed, a Virus is a specific type of malware by itself. It is a contagious part of code that infects another software 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 acts more like a parasite.
Adware is also referred to as advertising-supported software. It’s 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 all adware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it hurts computer performance and can be annoying.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online actions. It helps the hacker in collecting 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 quite difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers could be set up intentionally within an organization to monitor the activities of workers.
This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the server PC. It works to eat up all the system operating documents and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a sort of virus that is designed to make a user think they’re a safe program and operate them. They may be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and take over the resources of the server computer’s system files.
In large systems, it may try to earn a host system or network resource inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware which restricts access to the computer system until 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 limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 type of ransomware. It is very difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many tasks — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,