Computer viruses and our Witton 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 types of computer viruses. Most of them are designed to harm your computer by damaging system or deleting documents. Others might 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 don’t log into any online services. It is not recommended to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you might do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.
Before we start removing a computer virus from your machine we will backup your most important data to prevent any data losses through the virus elimination procedure.
Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected device 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 huge influence on scanning speed.
Following the virus will be completely eliminated from your computer we will set up your operating system to protect you from future threats.
This process could take up to a couple of hours as we will not just install antivirus software on your system but will also harden it to make it more secure. We will install additional applications that will secure your system to the max. We’ll also disable unnecessary Microsoft Windows services which you don’t use as they may become vulnerable to attacks from viruses.
We will install software to keep 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 appropriate protection.
The faster your hardware is, the faster the virus will be removed.
You may be vulnerable to a lot of threats if you surf the internet without appropriate 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. Don’t delay, call us now.
I have an antivirus installed. Am I safe?
The answer is NO. Simply antivirus isn’t enough as most viruses and malware nowadays are designed to be undetected by leading antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal agency is a complicated procedure 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 and your computer speed. Usually, this type of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and processes.
I’ve removed the virus and my computer works properly now. Have I done a fantastic job?
After a virus is eliminated at the first stage it doesn’t mean there are not any left. It is highly recommended to 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 removed completely or when there is no good 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’ve got a rootkit which is 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 requires 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 simply browsing the web.
Malware vs Virus
Understanding the difference between malware and viruses is quite important. A virus is just one kind of malware, but the term is more widely utilized 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 kinds of malware that security systems had to deal with. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater rate. 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 applications on the host system and spreads itself after it’s run. It is chiefly 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 is software which renders advertisements for the purpose of generating revenue for its author. The advertisements are published on the display presented to the user at the time of installation. Adware is programmed to analyze which Internet websites, the consumer visits frequently and to present and feature-related advertisements.
Not spyware has malicious intent, but it becomes a problem anyway since it harms computer functionality and can be bothersome.
This sort of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet 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 very tricky to detect.
Some spyware like keyloggers may be set up 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 server 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 may attempt to earn a host system or network resource unavailable to those attempting to reach it. Example: your small business network becoming unavailable.
Ransomware is an advanced type of malware which limits access to the computer system until the user pays a fee. Your screen might show a pop-up warning that you have been locked out of your computer and that you can 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 1 type of ransomware. It is very tough to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many tasks — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,