Spyware, malware and virus removal with tools that remain on your machine so that you can run them and keep your system clean.
If you use the internet viruses can and will happen, you just don’t know when. But not to worry we can remove them. Don’t take your machine to someone that will just wipe and reload your operating system on your computer or laptop. Bring it to us and we will remove the virus or malware and speed up your computer so it was faster than before. If you aren’t sure if you have a virus or need virus removal, give us a call. We are happy to chat on the phone to find out what you need.
A complete virus removal includes the following:
- Spyware, adware, virus, hijacks and Trojan removal
- Check your antivirus to make sure it is functioning properly
- Clean your registry and speed up your computer
- Test and benchmark your operating system for proper updates
- Test hardware to make sure nothing is missing like drivers
- Discuss with you how to avoid future infection
In some cases we can remove the encryption program caused by ransomware.
When it comes to protection we don’t offer just a list of software. We offer what we consider is the best. You can purchase antivirus anywhere but there are also lots of additional benefits when you get to know the features
Common Types of Computer Viruses
1. File-infecting Virus
A virus that attached itself to an executable program. It is also called a parasitic virus which typically infects files with .exe or .com extensions. Some file infectors can overwrite host files and others can damage your hard drive’s formatting.
2. Macro Virus
This type of virus is commonly found in programs such as Microsoft Word or Excel. These viruses are usually stored as part of a document and can spread when the files are transmitted to other computers, often through email attachments.
3. Browser Hijacker
This virus targets and alters your browser setting. It is often called a browser redirect virus because it redirects your browser to other malicious websites that you don’t have any intention of visiting. This virus can pose other threats such as changing the default home page of your browser.
4. Web Scripting Virus
A very sneaky virus that targets popular websites. What this virus does is overwrite code on a website and insert links that can install malicious software on your device. Web scripting viruses can steal your cookies and use the information to post on your behalf on the infected website.
5. Boot Sector Virus
These viruses are once common back when computers are booted from floppy disks. Today, these viruses are found distributed in forms of physical media such as external hard drives or USB. If the computer is infected with a boot sector virus, it automatically loads into the memory enabling control of your computer.
6. Polymorphic Virus
This virus has the capability to evade anti-virus programs since it can change codes every time an infected file is performed.
7. Resident Virus
A resident virus stores itself on your computer’s memory which allows it to infect files on your computer. This virus can interfere with your operating system leading to file and program corruption.
8. Multipartite Virus
A type of virus that is very infectious and can easily spread on your computer system. It can infect multiple parts of a system including memory, files, and boot sector which makes it difficult to contain.
Protection Against These Types Computer Viruses
A virus left untreated can wreak havoc on your device but if detected early, and appropriate measures are done, then the recovery would be quick. Just like how we protect ourselves from catching a virus, here are a few notes to remember to help keep your devices safe.
- Avoid clicking on suspicious links.
- Scan email attachments before opening it.
- Avoid clicking on pop-up advertisements and get a pop-up blocker for your web browser.
- When routed to another website, don’t do anything, and immediately leave the site.
- Install a reliable anti-virus program and always keep it up to date.
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