Computer viruses and our Handsworth solutions
A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and demands a cure to eliminate. There are lots of different types of computer viruses. The majority of them are designed to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. Others may 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 disk.
They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they may not be detected correctly by your antivirus software, even with 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 actions against any future threats.
- 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 do not log in to any online services. It is not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you might do more damage 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 prevent any data losses through the virus elimination procedure.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected machine using our resources. The speed of the scanning process is dependent upon your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard diskdrive. Additionally, your processor speed is going to have a huge influence on scanning speed.
After 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 won’t just 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 max. 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 keep 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 a lot of threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
The quicker your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be removed.
You might be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at clients who’d commercial anti virus 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 affecting your computer performance.
Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Don’t delay, call me now.
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 undetected by leading antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal agency 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 upon the thickness of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and procedures.
I have eliminated 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 does not mean there are no left. It’s highly recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any further threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst when virus has not been eliminated 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 that’s extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can remove it, but usually, this type of service is performed 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 an invoice 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 kind of malware, however, the term is more widely utilized by the general public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.
For example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that protection 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 kinds of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware by itself. It’s a contagious piece of code that infects another applications on the host system and spreads itself after it is run. It’s chiefly known to spread when the software is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.
Adware is also known 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 display presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet websites, the user visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not all adware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it harms computer functionality and can be annoying.
This type 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 presence is typically hidden from the host and it is very tricky 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 server PC. It functions to eat up all 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’re a safe program and run 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 try 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 which restricts access to the computer system before the user pays a fee. Your screen might show a pop-up warning you’ve 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 restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one type of ransomware. It’s 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.. ,