Computer viruses and our Cradley Heath services
A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and demands a cure to get rid of. There are lots of different types of computer viruses. Most of them are designed to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. 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 tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they may 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 service but will also protect your online actions 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 into any online services. It’s 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 avoid any data losses through the virus elimination procedure.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected device using our tools. 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 is going to have a huge influence on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely removed from your computer we’ll set up your operating system to protect you from potential threats.
This procedure could take up to a few hours as we won’t only 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 max. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services that 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 service, you will browse the internet with confidence and reassurance.
You may be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without proper protection.
The quicker your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be removed.
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 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 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. 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 malware and viruses nowadays are made to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal agency is a complicated process and requires good skills to be carried out properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends on the depth of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.
I’ve eliminated 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 doesn’t mean that there are no left. It’s highly suggested to deeply scan your system using several tools and protect from any further threads. Your computer may seem 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 at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair isn’t only 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 off your computer to prevent any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you’ve got a rootkit which is extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to remove it, but usually, this type of service is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a lot of time of investigation.
How did I get infected by a computer virus?
Viruses are everywhere. You might get infected by opening suspicious email attachment (usually with an invoice or tracking number), downloading software or games, or just browsing the web.
Malware vs Virus
Understanding 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 applications, including a computer virus.
For example, 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 pace. 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 discussed, a Virus is a particular type of malware alone. It is a contagious piece of code that infects the other applications on the server system and spreads itself once it is run. It’s mostly known to spread when the program is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.
Adware is also referred to 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 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 hurts computer performance and can be annoying.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online activities. It helps 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 set up intentionally in an organization to track the activities of employees.
This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the server PC. It functions to eat up all of 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’re a safe program and operate them. They may 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 earn a host system or network resource inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced sort 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 needs a ransom to be paid in order for the restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one 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.. ,