Computer viruses and our Bournbrook services
A computer virus is similar to 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. Most of them are intended to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. 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 removed completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they might not be detected correctly by your antivirus software, even with it is up to date virus definitions.
That’s why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus removal 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 in to any online services. It is not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you may do more damage to the system than the virus itself.
Before we begin removing a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to avoid any data losses through the virus elimination process.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected machine using our resources. The speed of the scanning process is dependent upon your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard diskdrive. Also, your processor speed is going to have a enormous impact on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely eliminated from your computer we’ll set up your operating system to protect you from potential threats.
This process may take up to a couple of 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 as 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 will browse the net with confidence and reassurance.
You may be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without appropriate protection.
The faster your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be eliminated.
You might be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without proper protection.
Simply having antivirus won’t 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 max without affecting your computer performance.
Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Don’t 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 complicated process and requires good 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 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 fantastic job?
After a virus is eliminated in the first stage it doesn’t mean that there are no left. It is highly recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst when virus has not been eliminated completely or when there is no good protection applied.
Our aim in Dr IT Services – Computer Repair isn’t just to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other threats.
My computer acts erratically but antivirus did not 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 which is extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can eliminate it, but generally, this type of support is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole lot of time of analysis.
How did I get infected by a computer virus?
Viruses are everywhere. You might get infected by opening suspicious email attachment (usually with a statement or tracking number), downloading software or games, or just browsing the web.
Malware vs Virus
Understanding the difference between malware and viruses is quite important. A virus is just one kind of malware, however, 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 security systems needed to deal with. 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 kinds of applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As discussed, a Virus is a particular type of malware alone. It is a contagious part of code that infects another software on the host system and spreads itself once it’s run. It is chiefly known to disperse when the program 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 writer. The advertisements are printed on the screen presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the consumer visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not all adware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway because it harms computer performance and can be bothersome.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet actions. It helps 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 host and it’s quite tricky to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up intentionally in an organization to monitor the activities of workers.
This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the host PC. It works to eat up all of the system operating files and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a sort of virus that’s 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 take over the resources of the server computer’s system files.
In large systems, it might attempt to make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Example: your business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware which limits access to the computer system before the user pays a fee. Your screen may 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 limitation 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 depend on them for many tasks — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,