Viruses and Malware Will Damage Your Computer.
They must be removed by an expert virus removal technician.
A computer virus is software secretly installed on your computer for malicious purposes. It is called a virus because it can replicate itself and affect other programs and other computers. Computer viruses cost billions of dollars annually by causing system failure, corrupting data, wasting computer resources, increasing maintenance costs, and more.
Some viruses are created and spread for personal amusement. A common motive today is to make money by holding your computer hostage. Thieves also use viruses to access your personal information.
Viruses and Malware Come in Many Different Forms.
Viruses and Malware come in various types, and each type serves a different damaging function, and each type has multiple variants/types.
- Adware: If you are getting excessive pop-ups and downloads, you may have adware on your computer.
- Spyware: System monitors, trojan agents, tracking cookies, keyloggers, and some adware can be classified as spyware.
- Malware: This is a broad term used to describe many types of malicious programs.
- Ransomware: This is a malicious software that infects your computer and holds it hostage until you pay a sum of money as ransom. Cryptolocker, Cryptowall, Testalocker, and CyberCrime (FBI) virus are all considered Ransomware.
- Browser Hijacker: This alters your browser settings and/or redirects to other (sometimes malicious) web pages. Fake “Microsoft” scam pop-ups could be considered a Browser Hijacker. Most mobile and tablet Malware is some form of Browser Hijacker.
Look for Signs That Your Computer Is Infected With Viruses and Malware
Viruses and Malware are always changing to avoid detection, so there is no 100-percent way to be certain whether your computer is infected. Here are some things to look for:
- Excessive pop-ups and browser redirects (where you go to one page but another page appears instead).
- Intrusive advertisements in places they shouldn’t be.
- Any pop-up that prevents you from getting on the internet or closing the window.
- Recently installed programs that you did not install. This includes PC Optimizer programs, fake driver installer programs, fake antivirus software, browser toolbars and extensions, and more.
- Freezing or crashing programs. “Not Responding” apps.
- Any pop-up that asks for money or says it has encrypted your files.
- Any pop-up that freezes the browser and says “critical warning” or asks you to call a phone number for technical support.
- Random emails being sent out from your email address.
What To Do if You Fear Your Computer Is Infected With a Virus.
If your computer has signs that you have been infected with viruses and malware, immediately get a professional virus removal technician to diagnose the problems and remove the dangerous programs. Get your computer fixed and supported today by OneSupport! Choose the Personal Technical Support Plan that’s right for you. A virus removal technician is standing by at 844-818-3415.