A Computer Virus is a program that is specifically designed to infiltrate your computer and to gain access to all your files. Zepps Home Computer Repair in Schaumburg is here to help! Computer Virus Infections are a type of a broader definition of malicious programs called malware. My definition of malware is ANY program legitimate or not that you did not install knowingly or purposely on your computer that affects it negatively. I divide malware into several different categories: Trojan Viruses, Computer Worms, Rootkits, Ransomware, Spyware, Adware.
Trojan Viruses are malicious code that are hidden in another type of file. The most common Trojan Viruses are hidden in Screensaver files or picture files. Best course of action is never to download files from non official websites. Trojan Virus Removal is another service that I offer both onsite and for pickup service. Peer to peer networks are another place that Trojan viruses are spread. If your downloading copyrighted material for free there is a chance that your MP3 files are also harboring these Trojan Viruses. Other type of malware infections can be considered trojans as well, many viruses take on multiple virus type characteristics making my job that much more difficult.
Computer Worms are a type of malware the self replicates itself over in over again. In some cases they fill your hard drive in others they turn you computer into a Zombie machine that sends files to contacts and sometimes anonymous user though your own internet connection. You have seen a worm at work whenever you get a Viagra or ED email in your spam folder. Another common type of worm is one that copies your files over and over again hiding code that spread the infection in every copy. The worst type of computer worms are used for mass data mining stealing passwords and certificates from a wide range of computer systems. If you are in a business environment that has multiple machines, computer worms can slow your network to a halt if not removed. This is especially more important if your a business that hosts their own website. In these cases Computer Worms can stop your site from handling traffic which in turn is costing you money. Call Zepps Home Computer Repair to take advantageage of our Computer Virus Removal Services.
Rootkits are a much more advanced type of malicious software. They use a mix a polymorphic and hidden stream techniques to trick your Windows Operating System and even Antiviruses into believe it is a normal part of your system. The best written of these type of malware are hardly are even noticeable on an infected system. Ransomware is the most destructive type of program out there (see the above picture). It takes your files hostage by encrypting them and leaving ransom notes on how to get them back. I have had success in decrypting files that have been affected by this type of Computer Virus. Report this type of malware to in order to stop these criminals from stealing peoples money and files. Rootkits can be all type of viruses and most come in as a Trojan virus.
There are some rumors in the hacking community that over 80% of all machines are infected and controlled by rootkits powered by botnets using TOR networking. In English, what that means is that Hackers, possibly hundreds of them have access to your system as you read this. I can help with preventative measures in most cases but in some cases I can not remove them until your system shows signs of infection. Computer Virus Removal Services is becoming more important with each passing day.
Spyware is a type of malware that records your keystrokes and searches in order to target ads to your computer. Some are more annoying then harmful, but all of them slow your computer considerably. Adware is a type of malware similar to spyware except most of the time it is a program you agreed to download. You also get targeted ads and this type of computer virus is most known for popup windows. There are a few other types of malware I haven’t covered, but these are the types to worry about at the consumer level. No longer does having Anti Virus Protection actually protect you from even half of the malware you can be infected by. The best course of action are preventive means rather then a retroactive solution like an Antivirus. I offer services to remove the most horrible of computer infections in most cases without having to wipe your hard drive. With my service I also offer valuable instruction on how to keep your computer as protected from computer viruses as you can be.
Even Apple systems are now susceptible to malware infection. Even apple has admitted this. No one is safe anymore without proper guidance. I have over 20 years of experience in removing viruses of all types. Give Zepps Home Computer Repair a call to protect yourself from Identity Theft and Data Loss.