Computer viruses and our Chad Valley solutions
A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from working normally and demands a cure to eliminate. There are tons of different kinds of computer viruses. The majority of them are intended to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. Others may even steal your passwords, online banking ID etc.. When they’re executed 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 removed completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they may not be detected correctly by your antivirus software, despite it is 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 into any online services. It’s not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you might do more harm 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 during the virus removal 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 disk. Also, your processor speed is going to have a enormous impact on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely eliminated from your computer we’ll set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.
This process could 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 applications that will secure your system to the max. We’ll 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 maintain your online passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you will browse the internet with confidence and reassurance.
You may be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without proper protection.
The quicker your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be eliminated.
You might be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without proper protection.
Simply having antivirus will not protect you. 95% of our virus removals were at clients who’d 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. 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. Safety and virus removal agency is a complicated procedure and requires great skills to be done properly.
How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?
It depends on the thickness of infection along with your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and procedures.
I have eliminated the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a good job?
After a virus is removed at the first stage it doesn’t mean that there are no left. It’s highly suggested to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any further threads. Your computer may seem fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst when virus has not been eliminated completely or when there isn’t any fantastic 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 threats.
My computer behaves erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you need to shut down your computer to avoid 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 can remove it, but usually, this type of support is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a whole 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 just browsing the internet.
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 applications, including a computer virus.
By way of example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that protection systems had to take care of. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater rate. What’s a Malware?
Malware is software written specifically to harm and infect the host system. Malware includes viruses in addition to 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’s a contagious part of code that infects the other software on the host system and spreads itself after it is run. It is 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 screen presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet websites, the user visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not spyware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway because it harms computer functionality and can be annoying.
This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online activities. It helps 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 within an organization to track the activities of workers.
This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the server PC. It functions to eat up all the system operating documents and data files on a drive.
Trojans are a sort of virus that is designed to create a user think they’re a safe program and run 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 attempting to reach it. Example: your business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware which limits access to the computer system until the user pays a fee. Your screen may 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 restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one kind of ransomware. It’s quite difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to rely on them for many activities — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,