Computer viruses and our Sheldon 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 tons of different kinds of computer viruses. Most of them are intended to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. Others may even steal your passwords, online banking ID etc.. When they are 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 very clever nowadays and they may not be detected properly by your antivirus software, even with it’s 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 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 do not log in to any online services. It is not wise 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 process.
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 diskdrive. Also, your processor speed is going to 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 potential threats.
This process 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 will install additional applications that will secure your system to the max. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services that you don’t use since they may become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We’ll 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 may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
The faster your hardware is, the faster the virus will be removed.
You might be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without proper protection.
Simply having antivirus won’t 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. Do not delay, call me today.
I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?
The answer is NO. Simply antivirus isn’t enough as most malware and viruses nowadays are designed to be undetected by leading antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal agency is a complicated process and requires great skills to be done properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends upon the depth 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 processes.
I’ve removed the virus and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?
After a virus is removed at the first stage it does not mean that there are no left. It’s highly suggested to deeply scan your system using several tools and protect from any further threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst if virus has not been eliminated completely or when there is no fantastic protection applied.
Our aim in Dr IT Services – Computer Repair isn’t only 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 should shut down your computer to avoid any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you have a rootkit which is extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can remove it, but usually, this sort of service is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a 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 just browsing the internet.
Malware vs Virus
Knowing the difference between viruses and malware is quite important. A virus is just one type of malware, but the term is more widely used by the general public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.
By way of example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds 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 types of applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As discussed, a Virus is a specific type of malware by itself. It’s a contagious part of code that infects another software on the host system and spreads itself once it’s run. It’s mostly known to spread when the program 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 writer. The advertisements are published on the screen presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to analyze which Internet sites, the user visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not spyware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway because it hurts computer functionality and can be annoying.
This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet actions. It enables 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’s quite difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up intentionally within 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 works 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 are 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 try 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 sort of malware that limits access to the computer system until the user pays a fee. Your screen might 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 for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one type of ransomware. It is very difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to rely on them for many activities — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,