Computer viruses and our Highgate solutions
A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and requires a cure to get rid of. There are lots of different types of computer viruses. The majority of them are intended 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 drive.
They are often difficult to delete and requires an IT specialist to be eliminated completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they might not be detected correctly by your antivirus software, even with it’s up to date virus definitions.
- 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 in to any online services. It’s not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced user as you may do more harm to the system than the virus itself.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected device using our tools. The speed of the scanning process depends on your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard disk. Additionally, your processor speed will have a enormous influence on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely removed from your computer we will 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 will install additional software that will secure your system to the maximum. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services that you don’t use as 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 reassurance.
You may be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without appropriate protection.
The quicker your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be eliminated.
You might be vulnerable to many threats if you surf 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 unnoticed by major antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal agency is a complex process and requires good skills to be done 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 eliminated the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a good job?
After a virus is removed in the first stage it does not mean there are no left. It’s highly suggested to scan your system using several tools and also protect from any additional threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it might get infected even worst if virus hasn’t been eliminated completely or when there is no good protection applied.
My computer acts erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you should shut off 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 eliminate it, but usually, this sort of service is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a lot of time of investigation.
How can 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 just browsing the web.
Malware vs Virus
Knowing the difference between viruses and malware is quite important. A virus is just one kind of malware, however, the term is more widely utilized by the public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.
For example, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that security systems had to deal with. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater pace. What is a Malware?
As discussed, a Virus is a specific type of malware by itself. It’s a contagious piece of code that infects the other software on the server system and spreads itself after it is 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 is software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its writer. The advertisements are published on the display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to analyze which Internet sites, the user visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not all adware has malicious intent, but it will become a problem anyway since it hurts computer performance and can be bothersome.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet actions. It enables the hacker in gathering information about the victim’s system, without the consent of the victim. This spyware’s existence is typically hidden from the host and it is quite tricky to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be installed intentionally within an organization to track the activities of employees.
This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys information and files saved on the host 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 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 may try to earn a host system or network resource unavailable to those attempting to reach it. Case in point: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware which restricts access to the computer system before 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 needs a ransom to be paid for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 kind of ransomware. It’s quite tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,