Computer viruses and our Selly Park 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 intended to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others may even steal your passwords, online banking ID etc.. When they are executed they replicate by inserting copies of itself to computer programs, your data files or boot sector on your hard drive.
They are often tricky to delete and requires an IT specialist to be removed completely. Viruses are very clever nowadays and they may not be detected properly by your antivirus software, even with it is 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 into any online services. It is not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you may do more harm to the system than the virus itself.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected machine using our resources. The speed of the scanning procedure depends on your hardware.
SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard disk. Additionally, your processor speed is going to have a huge 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 potential threats.
This process may take up to a few hours as we will not only install antivirus software on your system but may also harden it to make it more secure. We’ll install additional applications that will secure your system to the max. We will also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use as they might become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We’ll install software to maintain your online passwords secure and protected against viruses. After our virus removal service, you will browse the net with confidence and peace of mind.
You might be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without proper protection.
The quicker your hardware is, the quicker the virus will be eliminated.
You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you browse the internet without appropriate 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 today.
I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?
The answer is NO. Simply antivirus isn’t enough as most malware and viruses nowadays are designed to be undetected by major antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal service is a complicated procedure and requires good skills to be done 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 isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of profound analysis and processes.
I have removed 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 does not mean that there are no left. It’s highly recommended to deeply scan your system using several tools and protect from any additional threads. Your computer might appear fine but after a while, it may get infected even worst when virus has not been eliminated completely or when there isn’t any fantastic protection applied.
My computer acts erratically but antivirus did not detect any viruses. What should I do?
Ideally, you should shut down your computer to prevent 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 can eliminate 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 just browsing the internet.
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 used by the public. The term malware refers to any malicious software, including a computer virus.
By way of instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as types of malware that security systems needed to deal with. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater pace. What’s a Malware?
As discussed, a Virus is a particular type of malware by itself. It’s a contagious part of code that infects another software on the host system and spreads itself after it’s run. It is chiefly known to spread when the program is shared between computers. This acts more like a parasite.
Adware is also referred to 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 examine which Internet websites, the consumer visits regularly and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not all adware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway since it harms computer performance and can be annoying.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your online activities. It helps the hacker in collecting information about the victim’s system, without the consent of the victim. This spyware’s existence is typically hidden from the server and it is quite difficult 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 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 is designed to create a user think they are a safe program and operate them. They may be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and later take over the resources of the host computer’s system files.
In large systems, it might attempt to earn a host system or network resource unavailable to those attempting to reach it. Case in point: 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 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 demands a ransom to be paid for the limitation to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 type of ransomware. It is quite difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we’ve come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,