Computer Virus

Computer VirusTo remove a computer virus we utilise numerous antivirus, anti-malware, anti-adware and PUPS (potentially unwanted programs) removal tools

We also perform multiple scans on your device to ensure that it is free from all forms of and variations of viruses as part of our PC Health Check

The term “computer virus” is also commonly, but erroneously, used to refer to other types of malware

“Malware” encompasses computer viruses along with many other forms of malicious software, such as computer “worms”, ransomware, spyware, adware, trojan horses, keyloggers, rootkits, bootkits, malicious Browser Helper Object (BHOs), and other malicious software

The majority of active malware threats are actually trojan horse programs or computer worms rather than computer viruses

A computer virus often performs some type of harmful activity on your infected host computers

Such as acquisition of hard disk space or central processing unit (CPU) time, accessing private information (e.g., credit card numbers), corrupting data, displaying political or humorous messages on your screen, spamming your e-mail contacts, logging keystrokes, or even rendering the computer useless

However, not all viruses carry a destructive “payload” and attempt to hide themselves—the defining characteristic of viruses is that they are self-replicating computer programs which modify other software without user consent

Malware is one of the single biggest pains for any computer user and virus removal can sometimes be a long and difficult process

Malware is the umbrella term for all those nasty little things none of us want on our laptop or PC but most of us have had at one time or another

You would be surprised by the number of devices we have to remove some form of computer virus from due to the user not installing a good anti-virus solution on to their computer

Not reading agreements displayed on websites and just clicking “Yes”, ‘”Ok” or “Continue” is one way you can potentially authorise the install of programs that carry a virus infection of some description