Computer viruses and our Erdington solutions
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and demands a cure to eliminate. 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 executed 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 correctly by your antivirus software, even with it’s up to date virus definitions.
That is why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus removal service but will also protect your internet actions 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 don’t log in to any online services. It is not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you may do more harm to the machine than the virus itself.
Before we begin removing a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to avoid any data losses during the virus removal procedure.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected device using our tools. The speed of the scanning procedure is dependent upon your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard disk. Additionally, your processor speed will have a huge 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 future threats.
This procedure could take up to a few hours as we will not 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 as they may 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 a lot of threats if you surf the internet without appropriate protection.
The faster your hardware is, the faster the virus will be removed.
You may be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without appropriate protection.
Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95% of our virus removals were at customers who had 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 max 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 is not enough as most malware and viruses nowadays are designed to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal agency is a complex process and requires great skills to be done properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends upon the depth of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.
I’ve removed the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a good job?
After a virus is eliminated in the first stage it does not mean there are no left. It is highly suggested to deeply scan your system using several tools and 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 at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair is not 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 avoid any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you have a rootkit which is extremely difficult 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 analysis.
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 web.
Malware vs Virus
Understanding the difference between malware and viruses is very important. A virus is just one type of malware, however, the term is more widely used by the 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 types 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 in addition to other types of applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware by itself. It is a contagious part of code that infects the other software on the server system and spreads itself once it is run. It’s mostly known to disperse when the program is shared between computers. This behaves 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 writer. The advertisements are published on the screen presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the user 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 type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet 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 host and it’s quite difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers could be set up intentionally in an organization to monitor the activities of employees.
This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the server PC. It functions 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 make 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 host computer’s system files.
In large systems, it may attempt to make a host system or network resource unavailable to those trying to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that limits 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 demands a ransom to be paid in order for the restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 type of ransomware. It is very difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,