Computer viruses and our Hockley services
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and requires 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 documents. Others might 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 drive.
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’s up to date virus definitions.
That’s why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus elimination support but will also protect your internet 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 do not log into any online services. It is not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced person 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 device using our resources. The speed of the scanning procedure depends on your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard diskdrive. Also, your processor speed is going to have a enormous impact 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 may take up to a couple of hours as we will not only install antivirus software on your system but will also harden it to make it more secure. We will install additional applications that will secure your system to the maximum. We’ll also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use since they may become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We will install software to keep your 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 browse the internet without appropriate protection.
The faster your hardware is, the faster the virus will be eliminated.
You may be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without appropriate protection.
Simply having antivirus will not 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 max without impacting your computer performance.
Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Do not delay, call me now.
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 major 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 thickness 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 removed at the first stage it doesn’t mean that there are not any left. It is highly suggested to scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional 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 in Dr IT Services – Computer Repair isn’t just 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 hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can eliminate it, but generally, this sort of support is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a lot of time of analysis.
How did 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 just browsing the internet.
Malware vs Virus
Understanding the difference between viruses and malware is quite important. A virus is just one kind of malware, but 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 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 in addition to other kinds of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As discussed, a Virus is a particular type of malware alone. It is a contagious part of code that infects another software on the host system and spreads itself after it’s run. It is mostly known to spread when the software 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 writer. The advertisements are printed on the screen presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to analyze which Internet sites, the user visits frequently 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 annoying.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet 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 server and it’s quite tricky to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up intentionally in an organization to monitor 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 files and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a type of virus that is designed to create a user think they are a safe program and operate them. They might 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 make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware which restricts access to the computer system until the user pays a fee. Your screen might show a pop-up warning you’ve been locked out of your computer and you could access only after paying the cybercriminal.
The cybercriminal needs a ransom to be paid for the restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 kind of ransomware. It’s very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,