When it comes to computer repair, virus removal is a very common task. The ability to remove a virus successfully is a basic skill for any technician. With our unique in-house developed methods, we are able to isolate and remove a computer virus without damaging your operating system or documents.
Virus removal is the technical skill of being able to remove malicious programs from an operating system. For PCs, Windows virus removal is a constantly changing field. There are such a large number of new viruses coming out all the time that it takes skilled, knowledgeable technicians to get the virus removed correctly and permanently. Your current antivirus program might protect you from most viruses, however it is very difficult for these antivirus programs to protect you from the very latest virus. Virus definitions that your antivirus downloads are traces of actual computer viruses, so until the antivirus company sees the new virus, they don’t know how to find them in the first place. This comes down to zero-day viruses being the most damaging to home and business users, as there is almost no way for the protection you have to know the program is a virus.
Viruses are programs, just like anything else running on your computer, except they’re designed to perform malicious tasks, and replicate themselves in some way to spread across the internet. You might get pop-ups, fake virus scans showing infections, or notice your web search redirecting to odd websites. These are all obvious signs of a virus, however there are also not so common signs, if any at all. Some viruses hide dormant on your system, checking a server on the internet periodically waiting for a command to attack. Some may alter your system to hide all your files and make you think you have lost all your data. Others have no effect on your computer, but send spam email out using your email account to all your contacts. In most cases these days, these virus programs come with pop-ups and advertisements trying to get you to purchase the software required to remove it. Don’t be fooled: giving your credit card information to these fake virus programs is a sure way to enter yourself into identity theft, with fraudulent purchases soon to follow.
If you think you have a virus, please give us a call and speak with one of our expert technicians who can help determine the best steps to take to keep safe.
If you notice you have a computer virus or are unsure, the best thing to do is to turn the computer off as soon as possible. While your computer is on and/or connected to the internet, the virus is always working in the background either infecting more files or sending data across the internet. If your computer is shut down shortly after receiving a virus, the computer repair process for getting rid of the virus is much easier. The longer the virus has to damage your system, the more time we have to spend getting everything back to normal.
Our services include virus and spyware removal, and we’re good at it. Unlike other places, we remove the virus without damaging your operating system. Most people don’t think about how specific they have configured their computer until they have the operating system reinstalled. Even if all the data is recovered, there are multiple programs to reinstall, updates to download, as well as many other settings to get back just the way you like it. With our methods, we remove the virus itself, without touching your settings or data. Basically, we remove the virus with a scalpel rather than a sledge hammer.
In addition to removing the virus, we clean up your system, removing unnecessary programs, removing broken registry links, and improving the speed of the system overall. This means you get your computer back working, with all your data and settings in tact, running better and faster than before.
A computer virus infection is a serious problem which can lead to identity theft if left unchecked. If you suspect you have a virus on your computer, please give us a call to speak with one of our expert technicians about how to keep safe.