If your computer is acting strange or doing things you cannot control then you may have a viruses or spyware. The problem may start
out small, but if it is not treated it can get out of hand and may bring the computer to a grinding halt. No matter what kind of computer you have, you need to have it immunized from malicious software. According the the BBC News website, 1 in 5 computers are infected with a virus without the user knowing. If you suspect you have any viruses, then contact PC Solutions Repair to remove them fully from your computer or laptop.
Not only can we remove viruses and spyware from your computer or laptop, but we can give you the best protection for the future and minimise the risk of you from catching them again or accidentally passing viruses to family, friends or work colleagues when you send e-mails or share files.
Extremely malicious viruses can do catastrophic damage to your operating system. When this type of damaged is caused, we can backup your important data and repair or reload your operating system.
A virus is a program which is written to infect other software by embedding a copy of itself in legitimate software. It requires thelegitimate software to run before it can do anything, but once it gets started (e.g. by opening the harmless looking attachment it is in), then it performs the task it was written for. Some can then also replicate themselves or change to avoid detection by anti-virus software.
Trojans are types of malware that come already embedded in a program that you think you need and purposefully download it. Many of the flashing ads for various things on websites (even for antivirus software!) lead you to download useful looking programs which contain trojans which might pop up an ad for their product at annoyingly frequent intervals or worse. A likey place to get these trojans are through P2P file sharing sites like Limewire and BitTorrent.
Worms are like viruses but they don't spread by infecting other programs, they keep replicating themselves till they jam up your system or cause your PC to restart or shutdown completely. They don't need to be attached to anything to get in, they can penetrate via your network or straight from the internet. That's why a firewall is so important.
Spyware and/or Adware
This malware is not necessarily written to cause damage but to collect information from your system and report back to where it came from. The information can range from what websites you visit to all your passwords and personal details. Just about every commercial site you visit will download a tracking cookie to find out where else you've been since the last time you visited. Which pop up ads you see are chosen by what you've clicked on in the past.