Virus and Spyware Problems.
Symptoms of a virus or spyware infection:
What's the difference between a virus and spyware?
The only real difference between a virus and spyware is that spyware does not attempt to replicate itself, although a spyware infection can be equally as dangerous as a viral infection. A virus is so called because of its similarity to its biological namesake. A computer virus will attempt to replicate or spread itself from one machine to another.
Computer viruses have become very sophisticated and their authors have developed a wide variety of mechanisms in order to allow the virus to survive. Spyware on the otherhand is normally contracted by installing some 'so-called' free software. Or by visiting a dodgy website. The user inadvertantly gives the spyware software permission to be installed which is why it is difficult for protection programs to stop the infection.
How do I know if my computer is infected with a computer virus?
Computer viruses and spyware are a major cause of computer related problems. Often a viral infection can produce similar symptoms to a hardware problem. Your computer might run very slow and even shut down randomly. This type of computer problem can be attributed to faulty computer memory, hard disk drive or windows driver problems. Computer viruses can also produce these symptoms making it difficult to diagnose where the problem lies. In most cases a virus infection will result in slow system performance. You may also notice problems with your anti-virus software not starting correctly or not working in the manner that you are used to. Firewall software is often targeted by viruses and computer spyware.
Once the computer virus or spyware is on your system it can log your every move, corrupt your anti-virus software and firewall software and also download even more spyware and viruses on to your machine. One of the most dangerous infections are key-loggers. These infections copy every key pressed during your computers use and send that information to criminal outfits that will attempt to gain access to your bank accounts or credit card details.
Often you will be blisfully unaware that your computer is infected. Virues and spyware might show no obvious symptoms, they just sit there quietly gathering information. That's why it's always a good idea to give your computer a regular health check.
I need help to get rid of a virus or spyware infection, what can you do for me?
If you computer is having severe problems, making it unuseable then we can fix it for £55, that's our fixed fee service. Once we have fixed it, you computer will be as good as new.
I want to be sure that my computer is clean of virus and infections, what can you do?
We provide a full computer service for only £49.99 (that's inside and out). Our service will ensure that your machine is free of viruses and spyware. We'll also make sure that your system has all the latest updates and critical patches installed, after we've done that we'll give your case a good clean inside and out(you'd be surprised how dusty computers can get on the inside). After the service your machine will be in tiptop condition.
Free anti Virus Software
If you would like some free anit-virus software then we recommend AVG Free Edition. AVG anti-virus is the only virus protection software that we recommend.
If you are about to install some free anti-spyware software then we would recommend that you stop right there! Many software programs claim to rid your computer of spyware but in fact cause more infections and ultimately charge you to remove those infections. Don't waste £40 on anti-spyware that might not work.
We guarantee that we can rid your computer system of all infections.