Computer viruses and our Sparkbrook solutions
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and requires a cure to get rid of. There are tons of different types of computer viruses. The majority of them are designed to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others may 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 disk.
They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they may not be detected correctly 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 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 don’t log in to any online services. It is not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you might do more damage to the machine 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 through the virus elimination process.
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 considerably faster than old hard diskdrive. Also, your processor speed will have a enormous influence 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 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 will install additional software that will secure your system to the max. We’ll also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use since they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We’ll install software to keep your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal service, you may browse the net with confidence and reassurance.
You might be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
The faster your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be removed.
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 percent of our virus removals were at clients 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 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 made to be undetected by major antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal agency is a complex process and requires good skills to be done properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends upon 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 processes.
I’ve removed the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a good job?
After a virus is removed in the first stage it does not mean that there are no left. It is highly recommended to scan your system using several tools and protect from any further threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst when virus has not been removed completely or when there isn’t any good protection applied.
Our aim in Dr IT Services – Computer Repair isn’t just to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other threats.
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’ve got a rootkit that’s extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to eliminate it, but usually, this type of service is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a 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 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 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.
For instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that protection systems needed to deal with. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater pace. What is a Malware?
Malware is software written specifically to harm and infect the host system. Malware includes viruses along with other types of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As mentioned, 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 after it’s run. It is mostly known to spread when the program is shared between computers. This acts 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 author. The advertisements are published on the display presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the user 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 type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online activities. It helps the hacker in collecting information about the victim’s system, without the consent of the victim. This spyware’s presence is typically hidden from the server and it’s quite tricky to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up intentionally within an organization to monitor the activities of employees.
This sort 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 type 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 server computer’s system files.
In large systems, it may attempt 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 which limits access to the computer system before the user pays a fee. Your screen may show a pop-up warning you’ve been locked out of your computer and you could 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 tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to rely on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,