Computer viruses and our Billesley services
A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and requires a cure to get rid of. There are lots of different types 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’re executed 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, despite it is up to date virus definitions.
That’s why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus elimination service but will also protect your internet activities 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 into any online services. It is not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you might do more harm to the machine than the virus itself.
Before we start eliminating a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to prevent any data losses through the virus removal process.
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 significantly faster than old hard diskdrive. Additionally, your processor speed will have a enormous influence on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely removed from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.
This procedure 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’ll 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 maintain your online 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 many threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
The quicker your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be eliminated.
You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without proper protection.
Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at customers 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 offers to secure your system to the maximum without impacting 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 malware and viruses nowadays are made to be undetected by leading antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal agency is a complicated process and requires good skills to be done properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends on the depth of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and procedures.
I’ve 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 does not mean there are no left. It’s highly recommended to scan your system using several tools and protect from any further threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst if virus has not been eliminated completely or when there isn’t any fantastic protection applied.
Our aim at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair isn’t just to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other dangers.
My computer acts erratically but antivirus did not detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you need to 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 performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a 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 a statement or tracking number), downloading software or games, or simply browsing the internet.
Malware vs Virus
Knowing the difference between malware and viruses is very important. A virus is just one type of malware, but the term is more widely used by the general 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 needed to deal with. 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 in addition to other kinds of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As discussed, a Virus is a specific type of malware by itself. It’s a contagious part of code that infects another applications on the host system and spreads itself once it’s run. It’s chiefly known to disperse when the software is shared between computers. This behaves more like a parasite.
Adware is also known 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 screen presented to the consumer 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 spyware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it hurts computer functionality and can be annoying.
This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet activities. 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 is very tricky to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up intentionally in an organization to track the activities of workers.
This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files 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 create a user think they’re a safe program and run 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 may attempt to make a host system or network resource unavailable to those trying to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware which restricts access to the computer system before 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 demands a ransom to be paid in order for the restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one type of ransomware. It’s very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,