Computer viruses and our Selly Oak services
A computer virus is similar to 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 designed to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. Others may 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 drive.
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 correctly by your antivirus software, despite 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 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 might do more harm to the system than the virus itself.
Before we start eliminating a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to avoid any data losses during the virus elimination procedure.
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. Additionally, your processor speed will have a enormous impact on scanning speed.
After the virus will be completely removed from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.
This process may take up to a few 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 software that will secure your system to the maximum. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use since they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We will install software to maintain your passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal support, you will browse the internet with confidence and reassurance.
You might be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without proper protection.
The quicker your hardware is, the faster the virus will be removed.
You may be vulnerable to many 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 provides to secure your system to the maximum without impacting 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 made to be unnoticed by leading antivirus vendors. Protection and virus removal service is a complicated 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 and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service isn’t 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 not any left. It’s highly recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and also protect from any further 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 isn’t any good protection applied.
My computer behaves erratically but antivirus didn’t detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you should shut off your computer to prevent any data loss and call us as soon as possible. It looks like you have a rootkit that’s extremely difficult to detect and remove. Our virus removal company is able to remove it, but generally, this sort of service is done off-site as to remove rootkit completely demands a lot of time of analysis.
How did 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
Understanding the difference between viruses and malware is very important. A virus is just one type of malware, but 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 types of malware that protection systems had to deal with. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater pace. What’s a Malware?
As mentioned, a Virus is a specific type of malware alone. It is a contagious piece of code that infects the other software on the server system and spreads itself once it’s run. It’s mostly known to spread 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 author. The advertisements are printed on the display presented to the consumer at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to examine which Internet sites, the consumer visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not spyware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway since it hurts computer performance and can be annoying.
This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online activities. 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 difficult to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up intentionally in an organization to track the activities of employees.
This type of malware will replicate itself and destroys files and information saved on the server PC. It works to eat up all the system operating files 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 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 inaccessible to those attempting to reach it. Example: your business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware which limits access to the computer system before 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 demands a ransom to be paid for the restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is one type of ransomware. It’s quite difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to rely on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,