Computer viruses and our Balsall Heath services
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 designed to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others might 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 tricky 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, 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 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 don’t log in to any online services. It is not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you may do more harm to the machine than the virus itself.
Before we begin removing a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to prevent any data losses through the virus removal process.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected device 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 will have a enormous impact on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely removed from your computer we’ll set up your operating system to protect you from future 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 will install additional applications that will secure your system to the max. We’ll 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 support, you will browse the net with confidence and reassurance.
You might be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without appropriate protection.
The faster your hardware is, the faster the virus will be removed.
You might be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without appropriate protection.
Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at clients who’d 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 maximum 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 malware and viruses nowadays are made 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 along with your computer speed. Usually, this type of service is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and processes.
I have removed 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 not any left. It’s highly recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and 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 behaves 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 that’s extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can eliminate it, but generally, this type of support is performed 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 very important. A virus is just one type of malware, but the term is more widely used by the public. The term malware refers to any malicious applications, including a computer virus.
For example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that security systems needed 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 software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As discussed, a Virus is a specific type of malware alone. It is a contagious part of code that infects the other software on the host system and spreads itself once it’s run. It is mostly known to spread when the program is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.
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 user 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 bothersome.
This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online actions. It enables 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 server and it is quite tricky to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be installed intentionally in an organization to track the activities of employees.
This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the host PC. It functions to eat up all of the system operating files and data files on a drive.
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 try to earn a host system or network resource inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Case in point: your business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware that limits access to the computer system before 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’s quite tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many tasks — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,