Virus & Spy Removal - Saskatoon
Virus & Spy Removal
With the amount of viruses and malware circulating the internet, even the most security conscious user can still be at risk from a virus infection. Even if you have the latest antivirus software installed on your PC, some viruses are so sophisticated that even the best antivirus software doesn’t offer complete protection.
While many types of virus infections are obvious to the user, many forms of malware including adware and spyware can go undetected and can cause all sorts of mayhem including secretly ‘recording’ your usernames and passwords as well as hijacking your computer to be used for attacks on other computers and websites.
Depending on the level of infection, some virus removal jobs can be completed quite quickly while others need a lot more time to enable our various tools to scan the contents of your hard drive(s) and locate the threat.
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Types of malware
Based on the same premise as the above AFP virus, this virus infects and encrypts all the data on the computer with a password then it is held for ransom unless a fee is paid.
A combination of the terms "malicious" and "software" — is a catchall word used to describe threats such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, and software installed by hackers.
A pop-up screen will appear, listing all programs installed on your computer. If you know the name of the pest you're dealing with, look for it in the list; if you find an entry for it, hit the Remove button.
Spyware is loosely defined as malicious software designed to enter your computer device, gather data about you, and forward it to a third-party without your consent.
A Trojan, or Trojan horse, is a type of malware that conceals its true content to fool a user into thinking it's a harmless file. most common types of Trojan virus include: Backdoor Trojans, Exploit Trojans, Rootkit Trojans, Baner Trojans, DDOs Trojans.
Malvertising ad networks to covertly deliver malware to unsuspecting users’ computers. For example, a cybercriminal might pay to place an ad on a legitimate website. When a user clicks on the ad, code in the ad either redirects them to a malicious website or installs malware on their computer.