PC Spyware, Trojan & Virus Removal
Located in York, North Yorkshire.
Every decision we make is with our clients best interest at heart.
Is your PC running slower than it used to? Perhaps you have unwanted pop-ups appearing on your screen?
Chances are you may have picked up one of the thousands of types of virus or malware programs online, which are easy to accidentally download even with the best protection available.
PC Spyware, Trojan & Virus Removal York
If you are a victim of a virus or malware attack, it is imperative to get your PC checked over by a specialist. Our technicians can clean up your device without data loss and without having to factory reset your computer.
Common symptoms of a virus or malware infection include:
Computer running more slowly than usual
Computer sending out spam emails
Lots of pop ups when browsing the internet
Programs which will not load up
Your homepage has changed
Antivirus or Firewall has been turned off
Being taken to strange websites
What is a Virus or Malware?
A virus or Malware is a program or a piece of code that is installed onto your computer and runs against your wishes. Some viruses or malware can replicate themselves, allowing the threat to further infect your system, others are also capable of transmitting themselves across networks to infect other devices. You can get infected with multiple threats, each can be designed to do a different job, some will destroy data, others will damage system folders, stopping your operating system from working correctly.
The vast majority of viruses or malware that infect a computer will come from being connected to the internet or email however, it is possible to infect your computer by using an infected USB storage device such as a pen drive or external hard drive. Virus and malware removal can be harder depending on the type of virus you have.
Our Virus Removal Process
Typical virus removal involves the following process:
All drivers updated
In extreme cases, we may need to reinstall Windows if the operating system has become too infected to safely repair.
However, we try to avoid this unless requested and we certainly do not use this method as a routine way of virus removal. We aim to complete all virus removal work within two working days. However, in some more difficult cases such as older, slower computers it may take longer.
Questions we often hear about Virus Removal
I thought viruses were pretty harmless!
In the early days of the Internet, they generally were not as big a deal as they are now. Malware these days can be very nasty, stealing your data, locking you out of your computer and even holding your hard drive content to ransom. It’s important to take them seriously.
Are Macs immune to viruses?
They are less vulnerable to malware than a Windows PC but they are not immune. Macs can experience a variety of malware infections and Mac owners are certainly not safe from their effects.