What is a computer virus?
What is a computer virus?
Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation.
What do computer viruses do?
Through the course of using the Internet and your computer, you may have come in to contact with computer viruses. Many computer viruses are stopped before they can start, but there is still an ever growing concern as to what do computer viruses do and the list of common computer virus symptoms. A computer virus might corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your email program to spread itself to other computers, or even erase everything on your hard disk.
Computer viruses are often spread by attachments in email messages or instant messaging messages. That is why it is essential that you never open email attachments unless you know who it's from and you are expecting it.
Viruses can be disguised as attachments of funny images, greeting cards, or audio and video files.
Computer viruses also spread through downloads on the Internet. They can be hidden in illicit software or other files or programs you might download.
To help avoid computer viruses, it's essential that you keep your computer current with the latest updates and antivirus tools, stay informed about recent threats, run your computer as a standard user (not as administrator), and that you follow a few basic rules when you surf the Internet, download files, and open attachments.
Once a virus is on your computer, its type or the method it used to get there is not as important as removing it and preventing further infection.
Computer Virus Removal!
Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware, Adware, Spyware, Browser Hijacker or damaged Windows usually cause the computer to run slow, you are recieving constant pop ups, the browser home page is hijacked with some random website or your system is frequently crashing. Depending on the level of the infection you basically have a couple of options:
9 times out of 10 most issues can be removed quite quickly and returned to you however in more severe cases where the computer is freezing, constantly rebooting, windows system files have become corrupted or a Trojan virus has compromised your personal data and is almost impossible to remove or we cannot guarantee a reoccurrence of any future problems a factory reset or system recovery maybe your only option.
This would involve backing up any data you would like to keep including documents, photos, music or email etc. Everything on the hard drive will effectively be erased and windows reinstalled, we will return to you a completely clean and better responding system with all your data restored. To prevent any further issues we can either install a proper antivirus software or advise you on the best security options and practices for the future.