Virus & Malware Removal


How dangerous can viruses be?

You and tens of millions of other people in the world prefer the convenience that life online has, keeping important and valuable information in your personal devices and often doing financial transactions over the Internet. There is nothing wrong with that but you need to be aware of the dangers of contracting computer viruses.

How does virus software protect your devices?

An antivirus program is an incredibly essential part of a multi-layered security strategy, even if you are a veteran computer user, the constant stream of vulnerabilities for browsers, plug-ins, and the Windows OS itself make antivirus protection crucial. Antivirus software runs in the background on your computer, running scans on every file you open. This is known as background scanning, resident scanning, real-time protection, or something else, depending on which program you have chosen.

They are designed to catch all "known" viruses. If a virus is new and not uploaded in updates it can infect the device and make itself nearly impossible to remove after the fact. Most viruses are developed with existing security software in mind and generally have coding in them to distract or disable the virus protection leaving you wide open, even to the known infections.

Viruses, Malware, Spyware, Adware, worms, trojan horses, what's the difference?
  • Virus
A computer virus is a program capable of continually replicating with little or no user intervention. Usually, a part of code that causes damage to your computer either by deletion or corruption of files. A virus can also interfere with computer operations by multiplying itself and fill up disk space or randomly access memory space, secretly infecting your computer. Often viruses are disguised as games, images, email attachments, website URLs, shared files or links or files in instant messages. Be wary of any untrusted domains.
  • Spyware
Spyware is malicious computer program that does exactly what its name implies-i.e., spies on you. After downloading itself onto your computer either through an email you opened, website you visited or a program you downloaded, spyware scans your hard drive for personal information and your internet browsing habits. Some spyware programs contain keyloggers that will record personal data you enter in to websites, such as your login usernames and passwords, email addresses, browsing history, online buying habits, your computer's hardware and software configurations, your name, age and sex, as well as sensitive banking and credit information. Some spyware can interfere with your computer's system settings, which can result in a slower internet connection.

  • Adware
Is a sort of software that, once its installed on your computer, tracks your internet browsing habits and sends you popups containing advertisements related to the sites and topics you visit. While this software may sound innocent, and even helpful, it consumes and slows down your PC’s processor and internet connection speeds. Additionally, some adware has keyloggers and spyware built into the program as well, leading to greater damage to your computer and possible invasion of your private data.

  • Malware
It actually stands for malicious software. Malware is a term that encompasses computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, and others. Malware is designed to interfere with regular computer operation, usually giving attackers a chance to gain access to your computer and collect highly sensitive and sometimes personal information.

  • Worm
This is a type of virus that spreads through your computer by creating duplicates of itself on other drives, systems and networks. One feature that makes worms so dangerous is that they can send copies of themselves to other computers across a network through email, an infected webpage, and instant messages. This type of virus can be the most damaging of the group.

  • Trojan horse (Trojan)
Trojan horses are programs that either pretend to have, or described as having a set of useful or desirable features but actually contains malicious and damaging code. Generally, you receive Trojan horses though emails, infected website and pages, instant message, or downloading services like games, movies, and apps. True Trojan horses are not technically viruses, since they do not replicate. However, many viruses and worms use Trojan horse tactics to initially infiltrate a system. Although Trojans are not technically viruses, they can be just as destructive though.

As you can see, they are all dangerous in their own way. Its incredibly important to have the right virus protections. With so many choices for virus protection, which ones are best for you?

We recommend several different security softwares and its all dependant on our clients needs and severity of information they send and receive. Many industries have particular standards and regulations that require higher levels of security software. We help choose the right protection to prevent damaging intrusions. 
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