Computer viruses and our Rowley Regis services
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and demands a cure to get rid of. There are lots of different kinds of computer viruses. The majority of them are intended to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. Others might even steal your passwords, online banking ID etc.. When they are executed they replicate by inserting copies of itself to computer programs, your data files or boot sector on your hard disk.
They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they may 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 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 in to any online services. It’s not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced person 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 avoid any data losses through the virus elimination procedure.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected machine using our tools. The speed of the scanning procedure is dependent upon your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process significantly faster than old hard disk. Also, your processor speed will have a enormous 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 future threats.
This procedure could 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’ll install additional applications that will secure your system to the max. 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 service, you will browse the internet with confidence and peace of mind.
You might be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
The quicker 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 won’t protect you. 95% 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 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 viruses and malware nowadays are designed to be unnoticed by major antivirus vendors. Safety 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 type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.
I have removed the virus by myself 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 suggested 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 at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair isn’t just to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other dangers.
My computer behaves erratically but antivirus did not 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 which is extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to eliminate it, but generally, this type of support is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole lot of time of investigation.
How can I get infected by a computer virus?
Viruses are everywhere. You might get infected by opening suspicious email attachment (usually with a statement or tracking number), downloading software or games, or simply browsing the internet.
Malware vs Virus
Understanding the difference between viruses and malware is quite important. A virus is just one type of malware, however, the term is more widely used by the public. The term malware refers to any malicious applications, including a computer virus.
By way of instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds 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 applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As discussed, a Virus is a specific type of malware alone. It’s a contagious part of code that infects the other applications on the host system and spreads itself once it is run. It is mostly known to spread when the software is shared between computers. This acts 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 author. The advertisements are published on the display presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to analyze which Internet sites, the consumer visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not all adware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it hurts computer functionality and can be bothersome.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online activities. It helps the hacker in gathering information about the victim’s system, without the consent of the victim. This spyware’s existence is typically hidden from the server and it is very tricky to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be installed intentionally in 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 works to eat up all the system operating documents and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a sort of virus that’s designed to create 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 server computer’s system files.
In large systems, it might try to make a host system or network resource inaccessible to those trying to reach it. Example: your 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 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 needs a ransom to be paid for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one kind of ransomware. It’s very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to rely on them for many tasks — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,