Computer Virus Removal
Viruses. Trojans. Adware. Spyware. Rootkits. Worms. Ransomware.
All of these types of programs fall under the category of what is called malware (short for ‘malicious software’). No matter how careful you are on your computer, you will likely become infected with some type of malware at some point. The internet is simply a minefield for it.
Some Symptoms of a Malware Infection are:
- Computer Slowness and Freezing
- Pop-ups/Advertisements on Webpages
- Software Malfunction
- Computer Startup Problems
- Internet Homepage Changes
- Unwanted Programs
Not only does malware wreak havoc on computers and networks and make normal computer use frustrating, some of these malicious programs are designed to steal personal information such as social security numbers, bank or credit card numbers, and company financial data. A particularly vicious type of malware called Ransomware has grown rampant in recent years and has famously infected hospitals, transit agencies, and government municipalities. This type of virus infects a computer or whole network and very quickly encrypts your personal data including pictures, music, emails, documents, financial data files, and databases. The data is held ransom by the attacker unless a large sum of money is paid. Unfortunately, even paying the ransom offers no guarantee that your data will be released and unencrypted. This is why backing up your important data is so essential. Please see our page on backup solutions that we offer. ((include link to backup page))
Prevention is the best defense against computer viruses. Clark Computer Services offers the highest-rated antivirus products on the market to protect our customers. We also utilize a variety of powerful computer virus removal tools to eliminate these dangerous programs and get your computer back to its original state if it is already infected. If you would like to know more about how to avoid malware while you use the internet, download our helpful guide: How To Avoid Viruses and Malware