Computer viruses and our Selly Oak services
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and requires a cure to eliminate. There are lots of different types of computer viruses. The majority of them are designed to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others might 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 drive.
They are often difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they might not be detected properly by your antivirus software, even with it’s up to date virus definitions.
That is why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus removal 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 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 during the virus elimination 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 significantly faster than old hard diskdrive. Also, your processor speed will have a huge impact on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely eliminated from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.
This process could take up to a couple of hours as we won’t only install antivirus software on your system but may also harden it to make it more secure. We’ll install additional applications that will secure your system to the max. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use as they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We will install software to keep your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, 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 faster your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be eliminated.
You might be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without appropriate 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 malware and viruses nowadays are made to be undetected 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 on the thickness of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.
I’ve removed the virus and my computer works properly now. Have I done a good job?
After a virus is eliminated at the first stage it doesn’t mean there are not any left. It’s highly suggested to scan your system using several tools and protect from any further threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst if virus hasn’t been removed completely or when there is no 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 acts erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you should shut off your computer to prevent any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you’ve got a rootkit which is extremely hard 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 might get infected by opening suspicious email attachment (usually with a statement or tracking number), downloading software or games, or just browsing the web.
Malware vs Virus
Understanding the difference between malware and viruses is quite important. A virus is just one type of malware, but the term is more widely utilized by the general 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 security systems had to deal with. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater pace. What’s 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 specific type of malware alone. It’s a contagious part of code that infects the other software on the host system and spreads itself after it’s run. It is chiefly known to disperse when the software 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 author. The advertisements are published on the display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, 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 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 host and it is quite tricky to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers could be set up intentionally within an organization to monitor the activities of workers.
This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the host PC. It functions to eat up all the system operating documents and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a type of virus that’s designed to create a user think they’re a safe program and run them. They might 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 unavailable to those trying to reach it. Case in point: your business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that limits access to the computer system before the user pays a fee. Your screen may show a pop-up warning that you have been locked out of your computer and that you can access only after paying the cybercriminal.
The cybercriminal demands a ransom to be paid in order 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’ve come to depend on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,