What Can We Do?
Has your computer recently gotten slower? Are you getting frequent annoying pop-up messages? You may have a virus! There are many types of viruses, some even act like an anti-virus program, carrying out fake scans.
At PC Dial A Fix, we can help you identify your computer viruses and remove them.
There are many types of viruses, trojan and malware out there including Metropolitan virus, Ukash virus , which deny you the use of your computer and hold you to ransom. Some even act like an anti-virus program that does a fake scan, find these “so called viruses” but charges you money to remove them, only to infect you more. We can remove this virus for you. Sometimes a virus can infect your computer even if you have installed anti-virus software and kept it up to date. Even after you have downloaded new software from the internet that promises to identify and remove the problem – the problem persists. A computer virus is a malicious self-replicating program. The longer you use an infected computer, the greater the chance that you will lose data, corrupt your files and operating system and infect other computers.
Our IT engineers can help with removing viruses, adware, spyware or pop-ups. Anything malicious and self-replicating that needs to be removed. In many cases viruses, worms and trojans will alter the code in your registry and load itself every time you reboot your computer. Software downloads won’t always solve this problem. In this event, our computer engineers will visit your premises to diagnose your problem.
Malware is short for malicious software, it’s an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms or harmful or intrusive software, this includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, scareware and other malicious programs.
Viruses are a small piece of software that piggybacks on real programs, this includes a virus which may attach itself to a program such as a spreadsheet program. Then each time a spreadsheet program runs, the virus will run too, it will also have the chance to reproduce by attaching to other programs and wreaking havoc.
Yes you can try a couple of things and see if they work. First try entering safe mode, you can do this by turning your computer off and on again, next delete any temporary files whilst you’re in safe mode, you can delete them by using the disk cleanup tool. Next download a virus scanner and run a virus scan, this should show the virus on your computer and will give you the option to remove it. If this does not work, then call PC-Dial-a-Fix and our professionals can see if we can help.
Yes, some of the main computer symptoms include, slower internet and procession, unexpected computer behaviour, sudden freezes and crashes, error messages, advertisements, outgoing emails, missing or extra files and any hardware or accessory problems. Please be aware that these are just some of the things you may notice, there are many other symptoms.
If your security programs have been uninstalled, such as anti malware programs or your firewalls have been disabled, these can also be an indication of a hacked computer. A hacker may be able to disable these programs to help hide any warnings that may appear whilst you’re on the machine. Should you have any concerns, do not hesitate to call PC-Dial-a-Fox today.