Virus Removal & Computer Cleaning
Give your Computer a day at the spa. A clean computer is a happy computer and will in turn make you happy because it will run smoother. Our Computer virus removal & cleaning service starts with a thorough cleaning inside of your computers to get out all of those dust bunnies that like to hide within. Then we will begin to analyze your system thoroughly for adware, spyware, viruses, trojans and other malware that will rob you of system performance not to mention security 7 privacy.
Are you experiencing any of these…
The resources Spyware use to track your activities and deliver advertisements can slow down your computer, and errors in the software can make your computer crash. If you notice a sudden increase in the number of times a certain program crashes, or if your computer is slower than normal at performing routine tasks, you may have spyware, trojans or other unwanted software on your machine which are harmfull and threaten your security and privacy.
Home page and search engine hijacking. When your home page or search engine is changed to an unknown site, you may be exposed to an increased risk of further malware or spyware infection. It is not unusual for malware sites to direct hijacked computers to other websites that download and install even more malware. There may also be an increased risk of exposure to unwanted or unsavoury content such as gambling or adult links via advertisements or sponsored links.
“I have toolbars that appear out of nowhere”
Often such toolbars are search engine-based. Sometimes they cannot be turned off permanently and re-appear on reboot, and sometimes they cannot be turned off at all. Sometimes, as part of their installation, they will disable other toolbars that may already be installed – for example, if a reputable toolbar such as GoogleBar, or AltaVista’s toolbar is installed, the hijacker will turn off those toolbars to remove competition.
Search results from hijacking toolbars may be restricted to only sites that pay for positioning, otherwise known as “sponsored” results. My settings have changed and I can’t change them back. Some unwanted software have the ability to change your home page or search page settings. This means that the page that opens first when you start your Internet browser or the page that appears when you select “Search” may be pages that you do not recognize. Even if you know how to adjust these settings, you may find that they revert back every time you restart your computer.
“I see pop-up advertisements all the time”
Pop-up advertisements can be very intrusive. Sometimes they interfere with Web browsing by taking over the entire computer screen. They can be difficult or impossible to close. In bad cases, many windows will appear in rapid succession, making the computer virtually unusable. Sometimes adware pop-ups are deliberately deceptive. Examples where the “No” or “Cancel” buttons are actually “Yes” or “Install” buttons. Also pop-up windows with fake “Close” buttons that when clicked trigger malware installations, much to the shock of their victims. Some unwanted software will bombard you with pop-up ads that aren’t related to a particular Web site you’re visiting. These ads are often for adult or other Web sites you may find objectionable. If you see pop-up ads as soon as you turn on your computer or when you’re not even browsing the Web, you probably have spyware or other unwanted software on your computer.
Other Symptoms of Infection When you start your computer, your Internet browser opens to display website advertisements. When you use your browser to view websites, other windows open to display advertisements. Your Web browser’s Home Page unexpectedly changes.
Web pages are unexpectedly added to your Favorites folder. New toolbars are unexpectedly added to your Web browser. You cannot start certain programs. When you click a link in a program, the link does not work. Your Web browser suddenly closes or stops responding. It takes a much longer time to start or to resume your computer. Components of Windows or other programs no longer work.
If you experience any of the symptoms above, you may be a victim of Spyware. Set up an appointment with us, and we’ll promptly take care of your problems.