Computer viruses and our Ladywood services
A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and requires a cure to eliminate. There are lots of different kinds of computer viruses. The majority of them are designed to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others may even steal your passwords, online banking ID etc.. When they’re implemented they replicate by inserting copies of itself to computer programs, your data files or boot sector on your hard disk.
They are often difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they might not be detected correctly by your antivirus software, despite it’s up to date virus definitions.
That is why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus elimination support but will also protect your online activities 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 don’t log in to any online services. It is not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you may do more harm to the system than the virus itself.
Before we start eliminating 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 depends on your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard disk. Also, your processor speed is going to have a huge influence on scanning speed.
Following 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 few hours as we won’t just 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 max. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use since 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 service, you will browse the internet with confidence and reassurance.
You might be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf 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 proper 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 offers to secure your system to the max 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 is not enough as most malware and viruses nowadays are designed to be undetected by major antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal service is a complicated process and requires great skills to be carried out properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends upon the depth of infection along with your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and procedures.
I’ve removed the virus 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 no left. It is highly recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst when virus hasn’t been eliminated completely or when there isn’t any fantastic protection applied.
Our aim in Dr IT Services – Computer Repair is not just 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 off your computer to prevent any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you’ve got a rootkit that’s extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to eliminate it, but generally, 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 may 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 viruses and malware is quite 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 applications, including a computer virus.
For instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that protection systems needed to take care of. 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 software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware alone. It is a contagious piece of code that infects the other software on the host system and spreads itself after it’s run. It’s mostly known to spread when the program is shared between computers. This behaves more like a parasite.
Adware is also known as advertising-supported software. It is software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its writer. The advertisements are printed 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 spyware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it hurts computer performance and can be bothersome.
This type 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 existence is typically hidden from the server and it’s quite difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers could be installed 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 functions to eat up all of the system operating documents and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a type 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 host computer’s system files.
In large systems, it may attempt to make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those trying to reach it. Case in point: your small 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 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 for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 type of ransomware. It is quite difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to rely on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,