Computer viruses and our Birches Green services
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 tons of different kinds of computer viruses. Most of them are intended to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. Others may 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 extremely clever nowadays and they may not be detected properly by your antivirus software, even with it is up to date virus definitions.
That’s why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus elimination service but will also protect your internet 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 us immediately and do not log into any online services. It’s not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you may do more harm to the machine than the virus itself.
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 is going to have a huge influence on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely removed from your computer we’ll 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’ll install additional applications that will secure your system to the maximum. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services that you don’t use since they may 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 will browse the internet 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 browse the internet without proper protection.
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 us 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 designed to be undetected by major antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal service 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 upon 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 deep analysis and processes.
I have removed the virus 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 not any left. It’s highly suggested to 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 when virus hasn’t been removed completely or when there is no fantastic protection applied.
My computer acts erratically but antivirus did not detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you need to shut off your computer to prevent any data loss and call us as soon as possible. It looks like you’ve got a rootkit which is extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to remove it, but generally, this type of support is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole lot of time of analysis.
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, but the term is more widely utilized by the general public. The term malware refers to any malicious applications, including a computer virus.
By way of example, 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 rate. What’s a Malware?
As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware by itself. It’s a contagious piece of code that infects another applications on the server system and spreads itself after it’s run. It’s mostly known to disperse 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 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 becomes a problem anyway since it harms computer functionality and can be annoying.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet activities. It enables the hacker in gathering information about the victim’s system, without the consent of the victim. This spyware’s presence is typically hidden from the host and it’s quite tricky to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be installed intentionally in an organization to monitor 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 sort of virus that’s 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 take over the resources of the host computer’s system files.
In large systems, it may try to make a host system or network resource unavailable to those attempting to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type 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 you could access only after paying the cybercriminal.
The cybercriminal demands a ransom to be paid for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 type of ransomware. It’s very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to rely on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,