Computer viruses and our Harborne services
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and demands a cure to get rid of. There are lots of different types of computer viruses. Most of them are intended to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others might 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 drive.
They are often difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they may not be detected properly by your antivirus software, even with it is up to date virus definitions.
That is why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus removal support 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’s 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 avoid any data losses during the virus removal process.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected machine using our resources. 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 is going to have a huge influence on scanning speed.
After the virus will be completely eliminated from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from potential threats.
This process could take up to a couple of 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 software that will secure your system to the max. We’ll also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services that you don’t use since they may 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 net with confidence and peace of mind.
You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without appropriate protection.
The quicker your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be removed.
You might be vulnerable to many threats if you browse 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 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. Do not 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 made to be undetected by major antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal service is a complex procedure and requires good skills to be done 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 isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and processes.
I have eliminated the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?
After a virus is removed in the first stage it doesn’t mean there are not any left. It’s highly suggested 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 may get infected even worst if virus hasn’t been removed completely or when there isn’t any fantastic 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 dangers.
My computer behaves erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you need to shut down your computer to avoid any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you have a rootkit that’s extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to eliminate it, but usually, this type of support is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a lot of time of analysis.
How can 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 internet.
Malware vs Virus
Knowing 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 general 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 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 by itself. It’s a contagious part of code that infects the other software on the host system and spreads itself once it’s run. It’s chiefly known to disperse when the program is shared between computers. This behaves 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 printed on the screen presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the consumer visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not spyware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it harms computer performance and can be annoying.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet actions. It enables the hacker in collecting information about the victim’s system, without the consent of the victim. This spyware’s existence is typically hidden from the server and it’s very difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be installed intentionally in an organization to monitor the activities of workers.
This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the host PC. It works 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 later take over the resources of the server 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. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware which restricts access to the computer system until the user pays a fee. Your screen may show a pop-up warning you’ve 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 limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one type of ransomware. It’s very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,