Computer viruses and our Hay Mills solutions
A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and demands a cure to eliminate. There are lots of different kinds of computer viruses. Most of them are designed to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting files. 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 difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they may not be detected properly by your antivirus software, even with it’s up to date virus definitions.
That is why we at Dr IT Services – Computer Repair not only provide complete virus elimination support but will also protect your internet 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 us immediately and do not log into 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.
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 significantly faster than old hard disk. Also, your processor speed will have a huge influence on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely eliminated from your computer we’ll set up your operating system to protect you from potential threats.
This procedure may take up to a couple of hours as we will not just install antivirus software on your system but may also harden it to make it more secure. We will install additional applications 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 online passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you may browse the internet with confidence and reassurance.
You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without appropriate protection.
The faster your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be removed.
You may 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 max without impacting your computer performance.
Your online bank account is at risk if your computer is infected. Do not delay, call us today.
I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?
The answer is NO. Simply antivirus is not enough as most viruses and malware nowadays are designed to be undetected by major 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 thickness of infection and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service is not done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.
I have eliminated 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 is highly suggested to deeply scan your system using several tools and protect from any additional 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 isn’t any fantastic protection applied.
My computer behaves erratically but antivirus did not detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you should shut down your computer to avoid any data loss and call us 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 type of service 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 may get infected by opening suspicious email attachment (usually with an invoice or tracking number), downloading software or games, or just browsing the internet.
Malware vs Virus
Knowing the difference between malware and viruses is very important. A virus is just one type 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 example, 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?
As mentioned, a Virus is a particular type of malware alone. It’s a contagious piece of code that infects the other applications on the host system and spreads itself after it’s run. It’s 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’s software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its writer. The advertisements are printed on the display presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to analyze which Internet websites, the user visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not spyware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it hurts computer performance and can be annoying.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online actions. 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 is quite tricky 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 host PC. It functions to eat up all 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 take over the resources of the server computer’s system files.
In large systems, it might try to earn a host system or network resource unavailable to those attempting to reach it. Example: your business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced sort of malware that limits access to the computer system before the user pays a fee. Your screen might show a pop-up warning you’ve 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 limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one 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 — communication, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,