Virus removal is one of the more common tasks that accompany computer repair services. A computer technician should have the basic skills required to successfully remove a virus from a computer. We have in-house developed computer methods that are effective in isolating a computer virus and then removing it while not damaging any data, documents or operating system.
- We have the skill and capability to handle the job accurately and ensure virus removal.
- Our team will accurately diagnose your computer’s problem, checking for virus activity.
- We can check your computer thoroughly for any virus activity, worms, rootkits, Trojans and malicious software programs.
- Quickly locate and then isolate all computer viruses.
- Rid your computer of all viruses, then clean and optimize the system.
- Make recommendations on how to protect your computer from viruses and malware.
All About Virus Removal
Using the technical skill of removing malicious programs from a computer operating system is how virus removal is done. As far as PCs go, removing viruses from Windows is ever changing. There are so many viruses hitting the scene that it requires knowledgeable, skilled technicians to ensure safe, accurate and proper virus removal.
Your existing antivirus program may provide sufficient protection for most viruses, but it is very challenging for these programs to protect your system from the latest viruses. While your antivirus downloads, small segments of real computer viruses creep into your system. Until the software company has seen the actual virus, they cannot create a program that can protect you from them.
The end outcome is zero-day viruses being those that are the most destructive to business users as well as home users, because there is basically no way that you can have complete protection since there is no way to know that the program is an actual virus.
Like programs, viruses are created to do malicious tasks then replicated themselves to spread across the internet. They can cause fake virus scans that claim your computer is infected, pop-ups or realize your computer is directing you to strange websites. While all of these things may be considered as common virus signs, there are signs that are not so common as well.
While there are viruses that just sit there on your system waiting while they are checking the server in search of a command that tells them to attack. There are some viruses that may alter your computer system so files are hidden and you then think you have lost your data. There are some viruses that lurk there with no visible impact on the computer, but then spam your contacts with emails from your account.
More often than not, these virus programs download with advertisements and pop-ups that are trying to get you to buy the right software to remove the virus. In this case, if you are tricked into giving these fake virus programs your credit card information, you are opening the door to identity theft and the fraudulent purposes won’t be far behind.
When a computer is brought into our shop for virus removal, we first work to find the virus files. Since the virus is actually a program, the files that it needs to use are hidden on your hard drive in a location that is most often hidden away. As soon as we locate the virus files, our technicians isolate them and decide which removal method would be most effective in this situation.
With our in-house technique, we can get the virus off your system while leaving your data untouched and your system working up to speed. There are unproven methods that can leave behind virus traces, hidden tasks that can repopulate with not only the original virus, but something even worse. In the worst scenario, the technician will reinstall the computer’s operating system, which does not rid your system of boot record viruses. If you believe your computer has been infected by a virus, call us immediately. One of our technicians will determine which steps will be most effective for your situation.
Does My Antivirus Protect Me From Viruses?
Don’t be alarmed, but the truth is that there are no antivirus programs that are 100% effective. Your computer’s operating system is much to blame for this situation since it is built to let users install their own programs. If someone tries to install a virus program, it is allowed because it is viewed as a legitimate program.
While antivirus programs are necessary, it is important to realize that they can only fend off viruses that they know exist. Because of digital criminals consistently working to create new viruses, you need to make certain that your antivirus stays up to date. If there is a brief lapse in updates, you can get a zero-day virus before you know it.
What Do I Need To Do To Protect My Computer?
Most likely you will not encounter a virus while doing your regular tasks online, but you need to be cautious! If there is something that makes you feel wary, proceed cautiously. If you were to receive an email from a friend asking you to download something, you need to speak with that individual before you take action. You should also use caution with advertisements, links and buttons you come across online because they may be there to infect your computer.
Because absolutely anybody can post an ad, and most websites have minimal control over content, you need to be suspicious and move with caution. Basically, the job goes back to the individual computer user being caution and taking care when using the internet. Using your judgement is the best protection against a computer virus.
There is a Virus!
If you believe your computer may be infected, or if you are uncertain, you should just turn the computer off as quickly as you can. While your computer is online or just turned on, the virus continues to keep working in the background by either sending out damaging data on the internet or by infecting other files. Shutting down your computer shortly after getting a virus, can make the process of getting rid of the virus flow more quickly and be much easier. The more time that the virus has to attack your system, the longer it will take our technicians to recover the system and get your data back.
There are Many Symptoms of Viruses:
Identity Theft or Data Theft
- Computer Freezing or Locking Up
- Computer Failing to Boot
- Fake Antivirus
- Slow or Disabled Internet
- Slower Computer Performance and Startups
- Spam Emails Sent From Your Account
We are good at what we do, and that includes spyware and virus removal. We stand out because we can get rid of the virus problem without damaging your operating system or losing your data. Most people don’t think about their computer’s configuration until they have to have their operating system reinstalled or get their data recovered. It can be a challenge to get back your settings and programs to the way that you like them.
Here at Dave’s Computers, we are different because our methods remove the virus while not touching your data or your settings. Using a scalpel instead of a sledge hammer, we can get rid of the virus. We do more than just remove the virus, we will remove any programs that aren’t needed and clean up your system. We also get rid of broken registry links, so the system’s speed can be improved. You leave with your computer intact, running faster and better than it was previously.
Are Those Ads That Claim To Speed Up My Computer True?
Some companies are advertising their product as a software that can be run one time and make your computer run as good as new. They try to put the fear into you to make you think your data is going to be lost forever if you don’t make sure your system is in check with their software. While their claim is a bit excessive and a little strange, you probably have one of those name brand antivirus software programs installed on your computer now. If the virus gets by your current antivirus program, you can’t expect an ad from late night TV to take care of the program.
Broker style computer repair companies want you to pay them up front, and they have someone come to your home or remotely connect to your system. These are brokers, not technicians, so they are just hiring technicians or companies in your area to go out and do these jobs. They usually award these jobs to the lowest bidder, who may not even be qualified for the task.
If you have a problem later on, you will find it a challenge to find someone to listen to your concerns. When you come to us, you know you have a real technician who will talk with you and be available to answer questions.
Malicious software is designed to cause a disruption of computer operation, collect your sensitive computer information or get unauthorized access to computers. This can include Trojan horses, worms, rootkits, malicious programs, viruses, adware, spyware and more.
A program that has the capability to replicate itself, a virus can spread from one computer to another. They have the ability to infect a network file system or on a system that multiple computers can access.
If left unchecked, a virus on your computer can cause major problems and result in identity theft. If you believe your computer has a virus, you need to call us right away to speak with a technician.V