Do you find strange messages and windows appearing when you’re browsing the Internet, or find yourself being redirected to unintended websites? If so, then it’s very likely that your computer or laptop has been infected with a computer virus.
A computer virus is not only a potential security risk to you, your data and your computer, but can also make your computer or laptop almost impossible to use.
Having anti-virus software with the latest updates is an essential starting point. But even this doesn’t guarantee protection from the many and varied threats that exist on the Internet.
Virus and Malware Protection
Sometimes we get asked to remove viruses from a computer. Even with the best anti-virus software, it's very easy to succumb to a threat from the Internet. These have strange names such as trojan horses, rootkits, bootkits, spyware and ransomware.
These can affect your computer or laptop in different ways, from annoying pop-ups through to stopping your computer and even encrypting your data.
If you suspect you have a virus on your computer, give us a call and let us safely remove it for you.
It nearly always possible to remove any virus from your computer, and we've removed many thousands over the years using specialist tools and techniques. Before doing this we will back up your data for safety.
Many computer shops will try to sell you anti-virus software, but some of these have so many bells and whistles that they'll slow down your computer, stop it from booting up or disconnect your from the Internet.