Computer viruses and our Kings Norton services
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. The majority of them are designed to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. 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 drive.
They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they might 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 elimination service but will also protect your internet actions 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 don’t log in to any online services. It is not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you may do more damage to the system than the virus itself.
Before we start removing a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to prevent any data losses through the virus removal procedure.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected device using our tools. The speed of the scanning process depends on your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard diskdrive. Also, your processor speed will have a huge influence on scanning speed.
After the virus will be completely removed from your computer we’ll set up your operating system to protect you from potential threats.
This procedure may take up to a couple of hours as we won’t only install antivirus software on your system but will 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 as they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We will install software to maintain your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you may browse the net with confidence and reassurance.
You may be vulnerable to many 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’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. 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 major antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal agency is a complicated procedure and requires great skills to be done properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends on 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 fantastic job?
After a virus is eliminated 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 also protect from any additional threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst if virus has not been eliminated completely or when there isn’t any fantastic protection applied.
Our aim in 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’ve got a rootkit that’s extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to remove it, but usually, this sort of service is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a lot of time of analysis.
How did I get infected by a computer virus?
Viruses are everywhere. You might get infected by opening suspicious email attachment (usually with an invoice or tracking number), downloading software or games, or just browsing the internet.
Malware vs Virus
Knowing the difference between malware and viruses is very important. A virus is just one kind of malware, however, the term is more widely used by the public. The term malware refers to any malicious applications, including a computer virus.
For instance, 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 pace. 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 applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As mentioned, a Virus is a specific type of malware by itself. It’s a contagious piece of code that infects the other applications on the host system and spreads itself once it’s run. It’s mostly 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 writer. 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 all adware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway because it hurts computer performance and can be bothersome.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet activities. It enables 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 in an organization to track the activities of employees.
This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the host PC. It works to eat up all the system operating files and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a sort of virus that is designed to create a user think they’re a safe program and run 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 try to make a host system or network resource unavailable to those attempting to reach it. Example: your business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that restricts access to the computer system until 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 needs a ransom to be paid for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one kind of ransomware. It’s quite 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.. ,