Virus & Malicious Software Removal
A computer virus can really ruin your day. Lucky for you, we are the experts in malicious software removal! The number one computer repair is virus removal, but not all repair companies are created equal. Many companies will simply run a virus scan and be done. Not only do we run 3 different scans, but we also check your registry and system files manually to ensure proper removal. We do everything we can to make sure your data has not been lost or damaged by the virus.
Viruses & Malicious Software!
A Tech Medics Tech Notes Article
What are they?
Many people use the terms Virus and Malware (malicious software) interchangeably. However, viruses are considered a type of malware, whereas malware is an all-encompassing term. Malicious software is any kind of hostile, invasive or annoying software or code. Malicious Software includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, rootkits, backdoors, spyware, adware, keyloggers, botnets and scareware or ransomware.
So what's the difference between them?
Why are they made?
Malware can be made for a variety of reasons. Some are made just for fun to annoy you, but the most common reason is money! The use of malware allows marketing companies to gather targeted information for advertising. Other virus companies steal your money directly by acquiring your bank and credit card information.
How do you get them?
Though most users believe they are being safe on the internet, 9 times out of 10 it is the user that installed the virus on their computer. A lot of malware can be installed by accident by installing a legitimate program, but a malicious application came bundled in. Many viruses come from installing "fun" products on the web such as toolbars, screensavers, games and torrents that you didn't scan for viruses before installing. It is important to ONLY download programs for trusted sources.
Also, only open email from people you know and only if it makes sense for them to be sending you that email. Many infections come from hijacked email accounts that send out emails with infected files attached or links that lead to infected sites or programs.
It is also possible to be infected by simply visiting a website. There are security vulnerabilities in many of the programs you use daily; that is why it is important to keep your media applications, such as Flash Player and Java, up to date. It is also important to have a good, up-to-date anti-virus program installed on your computer and any other computers on your network.
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