Computer Services NJ

Virus/Spyware/Malware Removal

Is your computer not performing correctly? Could it be from a virus or spyware/malware that has infected your computer or laptop?  Viruses, spyware and malware can change your computer settings slowing down an Internet connection speed,  change settings in your browser, or cause changes to software settings.

Viruses, Spyware and malware can also interfere with the control of your computer and actually install additional software or redirect your web browser to sites you did not intend to visit.

It is difficult to know if the computer issues you are experiencing may be due to a virus or spyware/malware on your device.  We have all the latest professional tools to banish viruses from your computers and help you learn how you can prevent future infections from occurring.  We will thoroughly clean your device, restore data if necessary and set up your security to help you avoid costly attacks from occurring again.

Viruses

A computer virus is a program when executed will replicate itself into other computer programs that you have, your data, or the boot sector of the hard drive; when this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be “infected”.

Viruses often perform some type of harmful activity on infected hosts, such as stealing space on the hard drive, accessing private information, corrupting data or spamming your contacts. Some viruses are more destructive than others and some can be devastating to your computer and your data.

The defining characteristic of viruses is that they are self-replicating computer programs which install themselves without the user’s consent.

Spyware

Spyware is actually software that aids in gathering information about a person without their knowledge and can send such information to another entity without the consumer’s consent, or it may assert control over a computer without the consumer’s knowledge.

There are mostly four types of “Spyware” those that are system monitors, trojans, adware, and tracking cookies. Spyware is mostly used for the purposes of tracking and storing Internet users’ movements on the Web and serving up pop-up ads to Internet users.

Malware

“Malware” is actually short for malicious software, and it is any software that is used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to a private computer system.  Malware is any software used to disrupt a computers operation, gather private information, or used to gain access to private computer.

Examples of malware include computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware but they are definitely designed to cause harm to your computer and sometimes even extort payments as in the example of the Cryptolocker virus.

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