Computer viruses and our Druids Heath solutions
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and requires a cure to eliminate. There are lots of different kinds of computer viruses. Most 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 are 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 eliminated 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 service but will also protect your internet activities against any future dangers.
- 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 into any online services. It is not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you may do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.
Before we start eliminating a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to prevent any data losses through the virus elimination procedure.
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. Also, your processor speed will have a enormous impact on scanning speed.
After the virus will be completely removed from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.
This process could take up to a few hours as we won’t only install antivirus software on your system but may also harden it to make it more secure. We will install additional applications 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 maintain your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal service, you will browse the net with confidence and reassurance.
You might be vulnerable to many threats if you browse 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% 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 provides 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 designed to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal service is a complex process 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 deep analysis and processes.
I have eliminated the virus and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?
After a virus is removed at the first stage it doesn’t mean that there are no left. It is highly recommended to scan your system using several tools and protect from any further threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst when virus hasn’t been removed completely or when there is no good protection applied.
Our aim in Dr IT Services – Computer Repair is not just to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other dangers.
My computer behaves erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you should shut off your computer to avoid 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 is able to eliminate it, but usually, this sort of support is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole lot of time of investigation.
How can 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 simply browsing the internet.
Malware vs Virus
Knowing the difference between viruses and malware is quite important. A virus is just one type of malware, but the term is more widely utilized by the general public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.
By way of instance, 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 rate. What is a Malware?
Malware is software written specifically to harm and infect the host system. Malware includes viruses along with other types of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As discussed, a Virus is a specific type of malware by itself. It is a contagious piece of code that infects the other applications on the host system and spreads itself after 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 referred to as advertising-supported software. It is 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 analyze which Internet websites, the user visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not spyware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway since it hurts computer functionality and can be annoying.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online 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 is quite difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers could be set up 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 host PC. It functions to eat up all of the system operating documents and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a type of virus that’s designed to make a user think they are 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 earn a host system or network resource unavailable to those attempting to reach it. Case in point: your business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware that limits access to the computer system before the user pays a fee. Your screen might show a pop-up warning that you have been locked out of your computer and you could 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 kind of ransomware. It is very difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,