Computer viruses and our Perry Barr services
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and requires 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’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 difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they might not be detected correctly 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 removal service 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 don’t log into any online services. It’s not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you may do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.
Before we begin 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 considerably faster than old hard disk. Also, your processor speed will have a huge influence on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely removed from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from potential threats.
This process may take up to a few hours as we will not 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 maximum. We will 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 maintain your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you may browse the internet with confidence and peace of mind.
You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without appropriate protection.
The faster your hardware is, the faster the virus will be eliminated.
You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at customers who had commercial anti virus 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 is not enough as most viruses and malware nowadays are designed to be undetected by major antivirus vendors. Safety 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 and your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and procedures.
I have removed the virus and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?
After a virus is eliminated in the first stage it doesn’t mean that there are no 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 when virus hasn’t been removed completely or when there is no good protection applied.
Our aim at 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 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 remove it, but generally, this sort of support is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a whole 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 an invoice or tracking number), downloading software or games, or simply browsing the web.
Malware vs Virus
Understanding the difference between viruses and malware is very important. A virus is just one kind of malware, however, the term is more widely utilized by the public. The term malware refers to any malicious applications, including a computer virus.
By way of example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that protection systems had to take care of. 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 along with 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 applications on the server system and spreads itself once it is run. It is mostly known to spread when the software is shared between computers. This behaves 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 writer. The advertisements are published 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 will become a problem anyway since it harms computer performance and can be bothersome.
This type 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 existence is typically hidden from the host and it’s very difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up intentionally within an organization to track the activities of workers.
This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the server PC. It functions 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 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 earn a host system or network resource unavailable to those trying to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware that restricts access to the computer system until the user pays a fee. Your screen may 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 type of ransomware. It is quite difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to rely on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,