The Internet Is a Dark & Dangerous Place
Anyone who's been using computers in their work or their daily life knows just how rife with bugs and viruses the internet can be. We strive to protect ourselves with software and trustworthy browsers, but there’s only so much you can do. Sometimes, a virus or malware breaks through your line of defense and renders your computer a finicky and hard to use machine. If you suspect that your computer has been invaded, we can help.
Signs of Virus or Malware Infection:
Endless pop-up messages
Security solution has been disabled
Weird messages are appearing
Your computer crashes unexpectedly
Your browser’s homepage appears to have changed without you
Your computer is suddenly much slower
You’re locked out of certain settings and folders
Unknown programs start when you turn on the computer
Battery drains quickly
Catching a virus or malware isn’t that hard. There’s a selection of new viruses that are constantly surfacing and adapting, much like viruses of the body. However, in the case of malware, it's human beings that are adapting it on purpose in order to make it harder for your security to track it and push it away before it can infiltrate your system.
What’s more is that most folks don’t really understand malware or viruses, other than they’re bad for your computer. However, there’s much more nuance to them. And understanding them is key to helping you prevent them in the future. Viruses and malware, as you likely already know, can be installed on your computer when you’re not even aware it’s happening. This virus then functions by inserting malicious code that can monitor and manipulate your online activity with ease.
While some malware or viruses may not seem like too big of a deal and might only cause minor hiccups while you use your computer, they’re very rarely not used for except sinister means. For example, even if it’s not crashing your computer, it may be used to get your personal information and steal your identity or current credit card information. Therefore, there is never a time where you should ignore a potential virus or malware living on your machine.
If you think you’ve been made a victim of a malware or virus infection, reach out to us right away. We can provide a full diagnostic that allows us to find any causes of irregular activity on your machine so that we can pin-point and fix the problem, even if it’s not being caused by any potential malware. Ensure your safety and the safety of your computer and information today. Schedule an appointment with us now.
Common PC Issues:
- Malware stating you need to call a number.
- Ransomware - file encrypting viruses.
How Much Do You Charge?
We recommend our Tune-Up Package which starts at $149.99 or $199.99 with a one year Webroot AntiVirus Protection included.
60-days with Free Remote Support.
24-72 hours depending on severity of virus & malware.
Contact Pleasanton Computer Repair Today!