Computer viruses and our Small Heath solutions
A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and demands a cure to get rid of. There are tons of different kinds of computer viruses. The majority of them are designed to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others might 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 drive.
They are often difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they may 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 removal support but will also protect your internet actions against any future dangers.
- Slow performance
- Frequent system crashes
- Slow system startup
- Unusual error messages
- Extra files 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’s not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you might do more harm to the system than the virus itself.
Before we begin eliminating a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to avoid any data losses during the virus removal procedure.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected device using our resources. The speed of the scanning process depends on your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process considerably 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’ll set up your operating system to protect you from potential threats.
This process may take up to a couple of hours as we will not only install antivirus software on your system but may also harden it to make it more secure. We will install additional software that will secure your system to the maximum. We’ll 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 maintain your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you will browse the net with confidence and peace of mind.
You may be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without appropriate protection.
The faster your hardware is, the faster the virus will be eliminated.
You might be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
Simply having antivirus will not 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 provides 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 now.
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 major antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal agency is a complicated process 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 type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and procedures.
I have removed the virus by myself 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 recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst when virus has not been removed completely or when there is no fantastic 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 acts erratically but antivirus did not 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 have a rootkit which is extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can eliminate it, but usually, this sort of service is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a lot of time of investigation.
How can 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
Understanding the difference between viruses and malware is very important. A virus is just one kind 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.
For instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that protection systems had 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 along with other kinds of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As discussed, a Virus is a specific type of malware by itself. It is a contagious piece of code that infects the other applications on the host system and spreads itself once it’s run. It’s mostly 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 writer. The advertisements are printed 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 since it hurts computer functionality and can be bothersome.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online actions. It helps 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 server and it is very tricky to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers could be installed intentionally in an organization to track the activities of workers.
This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the host PC. It works to eat up all the system operating files and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a sort of virus that’s 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 take over the resources of the host computer’s system files.
In large systems, it may try to earn a host system or network resource inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Case in point: your small 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 needs a ransom to be paid in order for the restriction 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 activities — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,