Computer viruses and our Oldbury solutions
A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and requires a cure to eliminate. There are tons of different types of computer viruses. Most of them are intended to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others may 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 might not be detected properly by your antivirus software, despite it is 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 online activities 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 don’t log into any online services. It is not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you may do more harm 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 device using our resources. The speed of the scanning process is dependent upon your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard disk. Additionally, your processor speed will have a enormous impact on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely removed from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.
This process could take up to a few 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 applications 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’ll install software to keep your online passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you may browse the internet with confidence and reassurance.
You might be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without proper protection.
The faster your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be eliminated.
You might be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without appropriate protection.
Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95 percent 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 provides to secure your system to the max 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. Safety and virus removal service is a complex procedure and requires great skills to be done properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends on the thickness of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound 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 in the first stage it doesn’t mean that there are not any left. It is highly recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and protect from any additional threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst when virus has not been removed completely or when there isn’t any good 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 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 usually, this sort of service is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a lot of time of investigation.
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 simply browsing the web.
Malware vs Virus
Knowing 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 kinds of malware that security systems had 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 along with other types 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 part of code that infects the other applications on the server system and spreads itself after it’s run. It’s chiefly known to spread when the software is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.
Adware is also referred to as advertising-supported software. It is software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its author. The advertisements are published on the display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet websites, the consumer visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not spyware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway because it harms computer performance and can be bothersome.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online 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 server and it’s very tricky 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 server PC. It works to eat up all of the system operating files 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 host computer’s system files.
In large systems, it might attempt to make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Case in point: your 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 1 type of ransomware. It’s very difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,