Computer viruses and our Bromsgrove 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 types of computer viruses. The majority of them are intended to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others may even steal your passwords, online banking ID etc.. When they are executed 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, despite it is up to date virus definitions.
That’s why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus removal support 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 don’t log in to any online services. It’s 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 eliminating a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to avoid any data losses during the virus elimination process.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected device using our tools. The speed of the scanning procedure depends on 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 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 will not just install antivirus software on your system but may also harden it to make it more secure. We will install additional software that will secure your system to the max. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use as they may become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We will install software to keep your online passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal service, you may browse the net with confidence and peace of mind.
You might be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
The faster 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 won’t protect you. 95% 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. Don’t delay, call me today.
I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?
The answer is NO. Simply antivirus isn’t enough as most viruses and malware nowadays are designed to be unnoticed by major antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal agency is a complicated 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 type of service is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep 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 removed in the first stage it does not mean that there are no left. It’s highly suggested to deeply scan your system using several tools and protect from any additional threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst if virus hasn’t been removed 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 behaves erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you need to shut off your computer to avoid any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you’ve got a rootkit that’s extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to remove it, but generally, this sort 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 web.
Malware vs Virus
Understanding the difference between viruses and malware is very important. A virus is just one kind of malware, however, the term is more widely used by the 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 kinds of malware that security systems had 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 along with other types of applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware alone. It’s a contagious piece of code that infects the other applications on the host system and spreads itself after it is run. It is chiefly known to disperse 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 screen presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the consumer visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not all adware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway because it harms computer functionality and can be annoying.
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 very difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers could be set up intentionally within an organization to track the activities of employees.
This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the host PC. It works to eat up all the system operating files and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a type of virus that’s designed to create a user think they are a safe program and run 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 small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that restricts access to the computer system until 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 needs a ransom to be paid for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one kind of ransomware. It’s quite difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,