Computer viruses and our Weoley Castle solutions
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and demands a cure to get rid of. There are lots of different kinds of computer viruses. Most of them are intended 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 drive.
They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they might not be detected correctly 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 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 into any online services. It’s not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you may 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 procedure.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected device using our resources. The speed of the scanning procedure is dependent upon your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard diskdrive. Additionally, your processor speed will have a enormous impact on scanning speed.
After the virus will be completely removed from your computer we’ll set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.
This procedure may 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’ll install additional software that will secure your system to the max. We’ll also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services that you don’t use since they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We will install software to maintain your online passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal service, you may browse the internet with confidence and peace of mind.
You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without appropriate protection.
The quicker your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be eliminated.
You may 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 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 impacting 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 is not enough as most malware and viruses nowadays are made to be undetected by major antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal service is a complex procedure 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 is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and procedures.
I have removed the virus and my computer works properly now. Have I done a good job?
After a virus is eliminated in the first stage it doesn’t mean there are not any left. It’s highly suggested to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst if virus hasn’t been removed completely or when there is no good protection applied.
Our aim at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair is not 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 down 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 usually, this sort of support 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 a statement or tracking number), downloading software or games, or simply browsing the web.
Malware vs Virus
Knowing the difference between malware and viruses is quite important. A virus is just one type 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.
For instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that protection systems needed 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 types of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware by itself. It is a contagious part of code that infects the other applications on the server system and spreads itself once it is run. It is mostly known to spread 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 screen presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to analyze which Internet websites, the consumer visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not all adware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway since it harms computer functionality and can be bothersome.
This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet activities. It enables 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 difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers could be set up intentionally within an organization to track the activities of employees.
This sort of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the server 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 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 server computer’s system files.
In large systems, it may try to earn a host system or network resource inaccessible to those trying to reach it. Case in point: your business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that restricts access to the computer system before 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 demands a ransom to be paid in order for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one type of ransomware. It’s very difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,