Have you noticed your computer is running slower than it used to, or annoying pop-ups appear on your screen? Well then, your PC has probably contracted some of the many thousands of virus’ or malware which are freely floating around online and easily downloaded to your computer despite having the best of anti-malware programs.
If not properly dealt with in time, malware can corrupt several important files on your computer. Some of the techniques that hackers use to infect PCs include email spamming, hijacking of browser (with endless pop-ups and annoying ads everywhere on your screen), usage tracking and identity theft.
DF IT Solutions provide you with deep scanning and diagnosis of the problem to determine precise what type of malware has infected your system (e.g. Trojan Virus, Macro virus, Boot Virus to name a few) and to detect the security level of the threat.Then we proceed with a comprehensive and well detailed cleaning (removal of spyware and viruses) of your system.Finally, we add all the finishing touches to make your computer ready for you to pick it up.
If you notice one or any of the signs mentioned bellow, your computer is at risk. These are some basic signs that your computer might be infected and requires malware removal:
- Strange and unexpected pop-ups
- Non-availability of key System functions (e.g. Control Panel, Task Manager, Internet Explorer)
- Program failure and/or inexplicable errors
- Slow internet connection
- Unauthorized change in desktop background
- Inability to install any antivirus software
- Slow computer system
- Endless redirection of web browser
- Increased internet cap usage accompanied by increased internet traffic on your computer
- Missing Windows task bar
How to ensure virus protection on my PC
For your system to have a better fighting chance against today’s incessant security threats, it must be prepared. Here are some practical guidelines they can follow to minimize the risk of infection and attack.
Install Quality Antivirus Software
Many computer users believe free antivirus applications are sufficient to protect a computer from virus or spyware infection. Such free antivirus programs don’t provide required protection from the endless list of threats. We can recommend the best quality anti-virus software for you.
Use Recent and Up to Date Anti-Malware Applications
Antivirus and anti-spyware software require regular signature and database updates. Without these critical updates, anti-virus programs can’t protect PCs from the latest threats. End-users must keep their antivirus and anti-spyware software up to date. All Windows users must take measures ensuring that their anti-malware software stays current and continue to provide protection against the most recent threats.
Perform Weekly Scans
Regularly, virus and spyware threats escape a system’s active protective engines and infect a system. In other cases, users may inadvertently instruct anti-virus software to allow a virus or spyware software to run without knowing.
Irrespective of the infection source, enable a complete daily scans of a system’s entire hard drive. These regular daily scans can be valuable in detecting, isolating, and removing infections that initially escape security software’s attention.
Viruses work by attaching themselves to a drive thereby installing themselves on any other media connected to the system. Connecting USB drive or external hard disks to a system can result in the automatic run of such threats.
Don’t Click on Email Links or Attachments
Don’t click on unsolicited email links or attachments. This is very important, still, computer users constantly fail to heed the warning. A single click on an email link or attachment can corrupt Windows, infect other machines and destroy valuable data within seconds.
Have you noticed your computer is running slower than it used to, or annoying pop-ups appear on your screen? Well then your PC has probably contracted some of the many thousands of virus’ or malware which are freely floating around online and easily downloaded to your computer despite having the best of anti-malware programs.
Our specialists are trained in detecting and removing even the most elusive virus’ and malwares, to rescue your computer from these annoying problems which at the very least slow down and in some cases are used maliciously to spy on you and your computer.