Computer viruses and our Stirchley services
A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and requires a cure to get rid of. There are tons of different types of computer viruses. Most of them are intended to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. 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 tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they might not be detected correctly by your antivirus software, despite it’s up to date virus definitions.
That is 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 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 is not wise 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 avoid any data losses during the virus elimination procedure.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected machine using our tools. 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 will have a enormous influence on scanning speed.
After the virus will be completely eliminated from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from potential threats.
This procedure may take up to a few 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 software that will secure your system to the maximum. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use since they may become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We’ll install software to maintain 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 browse the internet without proper protection.
The faster your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be removed.
You may be vulnerable to many threats if you browse the internet without appropriate protection.
Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95 percent of our virus removals were at clients 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 impacting 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 made to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal agency 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 thickness of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and procedures.
I’ve eliminated the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?
After a virus is eliminated in the first stage it does not mean there are no left. It’s highly recommended to scan your system using several tools and also protect from any further threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst when virus hasn’t been removed completely or when there is no good 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 dangers.
My computer behaves 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 have a rootkit which is extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can remove it, but generally, this sort of support is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a whole lot of time of investigation.
How did 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 internet.
Malware vs Virus
Knowing the difference between malware and viruses is quite important. A virus is just one kind of malware, however, the term is more widely utilized by the general public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.
By way of instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that protection systems needed to take care of. 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 kinds 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 applications on the host system and spreads itself after it’s run. It is mostly known to disperse when the software is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.
Adware is also known 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 screen presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the consumer visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not spyware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway because it hurts computer performance and can be bothersome.
This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online activities. It enables 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 is very difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up intentionally in an organization to track the activities of employees.
This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the host PC. It functions to eat up all of 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 later take over the resources of the server computer’s system files.
In large systems, it may attempt to earn a host system or network resource unavailable to those attempting to reach it. Case in point: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware which 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 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 kind of ransomware. It’s quite tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,