Computer Virus FAQs
Does my computer have a virus? If your computer slows way down doing menial tasks than it used to, it may be infected with malware. Some pieces of code are carefully programmed to go undetected. Their main objective is to steal part of your computing muscle to power malicious activities online. This includes spreading viruses, generating spam and installing spyware on other computers. It’s a big sign you may have a virus, though detecting whether the source is malicious can be tricky and requires an expert.
The slowdown could also be due to some software you have installed. It might be consuming a lot of CPU cycles. In this case, a free diagnosis at ClickAway can tell you what’s needed before you spend a dime. Call 800.960.9030. Request a free quote.
Why can’t my anti-virus remove the threat? With thousands of threats being generated every day, sometimes they have to be manually removed. It is possible that you have come into contact with a threat your anti-virus does not yet recognize. In addition, some malware is designed specifically to disable anti-virus software. Trojans and worms can be very difficult to fix because they contain no clean code which most anti-virus programs do automatically. In these cases, they have to be manually removed.
Fortunately, ClickAway gives a free diagnosis before you decide to pay anything. The risk is minimal but the knowledge of what is wrong is of huge value. Call 800.960.9030. Request a free quote.
How did my computer get a virus? Thousands of new viruses, trojans, and worms are created every day. Sometimes, even the best anti-virus software in the world can’t protect your computer from being infected. Here are some of the most common ways this can happen
- Clicking on an intriguing pop-up ad which contains a trojan
- Opening a malicious email attachment
- Downloading a virus from a file-sharing program such as LimeWire
- Your anti-virus software was not updated
- Your system was infected before anti-virus was installed
We can help. Call 800.960.9030. Request a free quote.
ClickAway Virus Removal Service
Viruses. Spyware. Malware. Pop-ups. These words either had a different meaning or no meaning at all until recently. However, they have come to represent the greatest threat to the computer age that we in Northern California and especially the Bay Area are enjoying so much. Above all, a virus can destroy your computer, leave you open to financial threats, damage your business, become a source of personal embarrassment, and can even threaten the system of everyone connected to you. The people who create these ills are smart and dedicated. To combat them, you need a virus removal service who can stay ahead of the latest digital crimes. At ClickAway, we’re proud to fight back.
Our PC and MacBook virus removal service is one of our most requested by our computer repair customers. In addition, we are happy to do on-site visits to your home or office. When a virus strikes, it’s important that you take care of it immediately, before it can seize your computer and lead to spiralling infections. Therefore, we use industrial-strength software and years of expertise to diagnose and remove the problem and work to mitigate any damage you may have suffered.
How To Remove A Virus From Android and iPhone
In addition, cell phones are susceptible to virus infection. Virus removal for Android as well as removing viruses from iPhone can be done by ClickAway. Not sure how to tell if your phone has a virus? Mobile malware is on the rise and ClickAway's free diagnostic can help identify the damaging app. Although Android mobiles don’t get “viruses” in the traditional sense, they are vulnerable to a whole host of malicious software that can cause chaos on your phone. Similarly, reports say 97% of all malware targeted Android gadgets. That leaves a very small percentage for virus attacks targeting iPhones. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a virus on your iPhone.
Virus Removal Service Includes:
- Scan for viruses, malware, pop-ups, and spywareopens IMAGE file
- Remove viruses, malware, pop-ups, and spyware
- Install spyware removers and pop-up blockers
- Check for current version of anti-virus
- Defragment hard drive
- Install Microsoft critical updates
- Set up for automatic Microsoft critical updates
- Check hardware (fans, power supply, processor)
- Check for sufficient memory
- Clean interior to remove dust and other debris
Whenever talking about viruses, we tend to lapse into medical terminology, but that’s because they follow the same pattern. In conclusion, a computer can be infected and that can cause illness and deterioration. We’re not saying we’re doctors, but when you want virus removal to make your system healthy again, ClickAway is proud to be the service you can trust.
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