Computer viruses and our Winson Green solutions

A computer virus is like a biological virus. It keeps you from functioning normally and demands a cure to eliminate. There are tons of different types of computer viruses. The majority of them are designed to damage your computer by damaging system or deleting files. Others might 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 removed completely. Viruses are extremely clever nowadays and they might not be detected correctly 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 removal support but will also protect your internet activities against any future dangers.

  • Slow performance
  • Frequent system crashes
  • Slow system startup
  • Unusual error messages
  • Extra files or programs
  • Pop-up windows asking you to buy software
  • Erratic programs behaviour

If you experienced any of the symptoms above call me immediately and do not log in to any online services. It’s not wise to remove the virus by an inexperienced person as you might do more damage to the machine than the virus itself.

Before we start eliminating a computer virus from your machine we’ll backup your most important data to avoid any data losses during the virus elimination process.

Our next step will be scanning your virus-infected device using our tools. The speed of the scanning process is dependent upon your hardware.

SSD drive makes this process considerably faster than old hard disk. Also, your processor speed will have a huge influence on scanning speed.

After 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 won’t only 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 maximum. 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 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 may 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 eliminated.

You may be vulnerable to many threats if you surf the internet without appropriate protection.

Simply having antivirus won’t protect you. 95% of our virus removals were at clients who had commercial antivirus installed on their computers.

Hardening your system is the only way to protect you from online attacks.

Our virus removal service provides 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 me now.

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 leading antivirus vendors. Safety and virus removal service is a complex procedure and requires good skills to be done properly.

How long is it takes to remove a virus completely?

It depends on the depth of infection along with your computer speed. Usually, this sort of service isn’t done onsite and requires 60 minutes or more of deep analysis and procedures.

I’ve removed the virus by myself and my computer works properly now. Have I done a good job?

After a virus is eliminated in the first stage it does not mean there are not any 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 if virus hasn’t been eliminated completely or when there isn’t any good protection applied.

Our aim in Dr IT Services – Computer Repair isn’t just to remove the virus completely but also protect your system against other dangers.

My computer behaves erratically but antivirus did not detect any viruses. What should I do?

Ideally, you should shut off your computer to prevent any data loss and call me as soon as possible. It looks like you’ve got a rootkit that’s extremely hard to detect and remove. Our virus removal company can remove it, but generally, this sort of service is performed off-site as to remove rootkit completely requires a 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 web.

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 applications, including a computer virus.

By way of instance, between 2000 and 2005, spyware and adware emerged as kinds of malware that protection systems needed to deal with. Malware is infecting computers and mobile devices at an increasingly greater pace. What’s a Malware?

Malware is software written specifically to harm and infect the host system. Malware includes viruses in addition to other kinds of applications such as trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware.

Virus

As discussed, a Virus is a specific type of malware alone. It’s a contagious part of code that infects the other applications on the server system and spreads itself after it’s run. It is chiefly known to disperse when the software is shared between computers. This behaves more like a parasite.

Adware

Adware is also referred to 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 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 functionality and can be bothersome.

Spyware

This type of malicious software, spies on you, tracks your internet 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 very tricky to detect.

Some spyware like keyloggers could be set up intentionally within an organization to monitor the activities of workers.

Worms

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 files and data files on a drive.

Trojan

Trojans are a sort of virus that’s designed to create a user think they’re a safe program and operate them. They may be programmed to steal personal and financial information, and later take over the resources of the server computer’s system files.

In large systems, it may try to make a host system or network resource unavailable to those trying to reach it. Case in point: your small business network becoming unavailable.

Ransomware

Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that limits access to the computer system until 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 in order for the restriction to be removed. The infamous Cryptolocker is 1 type of ransomware. It’s quite difficult to live without computers or mobile devices and we have come to depend on them for many activities — communicating, online purchases, and payments, etc.. ,

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