Computer viruses and our West Bromwich solutions
A computer virus is similar to a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and demands a cure to eliminate. There are lots of different types of computer viruses. Most of them are designed to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others might 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 difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they might not be detected properly by your antivirus software, even with it is 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 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 might do more damage to the system than the virus itself.
Before we start removing a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to prevent any data losses during the virus elimination 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 significantly faster than old hard disk. Also, your processor speed will have a enormous influence on scanning speed.
Following 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 will not 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 maximum. 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 support, you may browse the net with confidence and peace of mind.
You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without proper protection.
The quicker your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be removed.
You might be vulnerable to a lot of 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 maximum without affecting 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 isn’t enough as most malware and viruses nowadays are made to be undetected by leading antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal agency is a complex procedure and requires great skills to be carried out properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends on the depth of infection along with 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 and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?
After a virus is removed in the first stage it does not mean there are no left. It is 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 might get infected even worst when virus hasn’t been removed completely or when there is no fantastic 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 behaves erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you need to 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 is able to remove it, but usually, this sort of service is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands 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 an invoice or tracking number), downloading software or games, or simply browsing the web.
Malware vs Virus
Understanding the difference between malware and viruses is very important. A virus is just one kind of malware, however, 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 instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types 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 types of software such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.
As discussed, a Virus is a particular type of malware by itself. It’s a contagious piece of code that infects the other software on the host system and spreads itself once it’s run. It is chiefly known to spread when the program is shared between computers. This behaves more like a parasite.
Adware is also referred to as advertising-supported software. It’s software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its author. The advertisements are printed on the screen presented to the consumer 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 all adware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it harms computer performance and can be annoying.
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 existence is typically hidden from the host and it’s quite difficult 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 information and files saved on the server PC. It works to eat up all the system operating files and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a type of virus that is 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 attempt to make 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 sort of malware that restricts access to the computer system until the user pays a fee. Your screen may 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 limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one type of ransomware. It’s very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many activities — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,