Computer viruses and our Brandwood 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 intended to damage 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 drive.
They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they might not be detected properly by your antivirus software, despite it’s 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 online activities 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 in to any online services. It is not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user 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 process is dependent upon your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard diskdrive. Additionally, your processor speed will have a enormous impact on scanning speed.
After the virus will be completely removed from your computer we’ll set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.
This procedure could take up to a couple of hours as we won’t only install antivirus software on your system but may 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 as they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We will install software to maintain your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal service, you may 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 faster the virus will be eliminated.
You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without appropriate protection.
Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at customers who had commercial anti virus 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 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 malware and viruses nowadays are made to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal service is a complex procedure and requires good skills to be carried out properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends on the thickness of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and processes.
I’ve removed the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?
After a virus is eliminated at the first stage it doesn’t mean that there are not any left. It’s highly suggested to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any further threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst when virus has not been removed completely or when there is no fantastic protection applied.
Our aim in Dr IT Services – Computer Repair is not only to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other dangers.
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’ve got a rootkit that’s extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can eliminate it, but usually, this type of service is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a whole 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 just browsing the web.
Malware vs Virus
Understanding the difference between viruses and malware is very important. A virus is just one type of malware, however, the term is more widely utilized by the general public. The term malware refers to any malicious applications, including a computer virus.
By way of instance, 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 rate. 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 mentioned, a Virus is a specific type of malware alone. It is a contagious piece of code that infects another software on the server system and spreads itself after it’s run. It’s chiefly known to disperse when the software is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.
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 screen presented to the consumer 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 spyware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway since it harms computer performance and can be bothersome.
This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet activities. It enables 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 very difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be installed intentionally within an organization to track the activities of workers.
This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the server PC. It functions 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 are a safe program and operate them. They may be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and take over the resources of the host computer’s system files.
In large systems, it might try to make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those trying to reach it. Case in point: your business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware which limits access to the computer system until 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 limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one kind of ransomware. It is quite tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,