Virus Removal

Virus Removal

Virus Removal Crawley Computer Centre

Adware, spyware, viruses, scareware, ransomeware, Trojans, worms, rootkits and backdoors are all types of ‘malware’; this is short for malicious software. The intention of malicious software is to disrupt a computer system or more commonly financially motivated.

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How do you get malware?

Malware can appear on your computer via multiple infection routes:

  • Opening infected email attachments which are most commonly in .exe, .pdf and .zip files.
  • Opening infected files from websites, frequently malware is bundled into “free” software such as music games and films as this makes it much easier to distribute.
  • Visiting comprimised websites. A legitimate site may have vulerabilities which attackers can take advantage and upload malicious code to it without the website owner’s knowledge.
  • Via instant messaging applications such as Skype, Windows Live and Yahoo! Messenger.
  • USB connected devices (eg memory sticks, external hard drives, MP3 players), worms are self-replicating which means they can spread to connected storage and network devices.

What are the consequences of malware?

Malware can cause the following affects (not all are exclusive symptoms of an infection):

  • Slow down of the computer or making it completely unusable.
  • Pop ups or targeted adverts.
  • Redirection to websites.
  • Unable to access certain websites (often malware can block access to antivirus websites to avoid detection and removal).
  • Fraudulent transactions for bank/credit cards.
  • Deletion, hiding, theft and corruption of data.
  • Encryption of data (this is called ransomeware whereby data is encrypted then the password is released by the attacker for a fee).
  • Alteration of desktop wallpaper without your consent.
  • Alteration of Internet home page without your consent.
  • Sending emails or instant messages without your knowledge.
  • Disabling of firewall and antivirus applications.
  • Download of further malware.

What you can do to beat the malware

At Crawley Computer Centre we offer Healthcheck services to ensure your computer is malware free and running at its optimum. This service is also suitable for those that already have a virus infection on their computer which requires removal. If you are a website owner that has a compromised site we can also help.

We are the official stockists for Bitfender.

Bitfender is suitable for desktops or laptops and all mobile devices. The mobile security suite provides mobile antivirus protection, with state-of-the-art features to keep you safe online.

The suite includes a web based interface that provides remote access to your device if it gets lost or stolen, including lock, wipe, backup, SIM card protection, alarm, and GPS function.

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Just had my computer overhauled at Crawley Computer Center. Excellent, fast service and excellent value for money! I am very pleased with the work that was done to my laptop. I would recommend them to anyone thinking of having work done on their computer. Thank you Barry and team.
Mel P Ansell
I wanted to email you to thank you for recovering my data from a failed SD card. I was very concerned i had lost my childrens birthday, first day at school and my sisters wedding from the last month or so. The service was very quick well explained and I am over the moon that I can view all the pictures!

Many thanks again
James Chase
Just had my computer overhauled at Crawley Computer Center. Excellent, fast service and excellent value for money! I am very pleased with the work that was done to my laptop. I would recommend them to anyone thinking of having work done on their computer. Thank you Barry and team.
Mel P Ansell
Just to say a big thank you for fixing my laptop today in 2 hours! totally impressive – I really thought I would be without it for days…. I will definitely be recommending you. Thanks again for getting me back up and running so quickly.
Clare Irving
I had a nasty virus on a Dell Laptop that completely trashed the OS and I didn’t have the original installation disks. Thanks to you it was sorted in no time. Thanks very much for coming to the rescue and rebuilding my machine. Very quick and a great service.
Brian Hitchen
Dear Barry May I thank you – and Austin – for ‘going the extra mile’ for my 90-year old mother today, Friday. So very much appreciated. and she’s very happy now to be ‘cyber-connected’ back with everyone. I’ll pick up up the receipt somtime early next week, if that’s OK. Best regards
Richard
Well I am so pleased with my new pc it has now converted me from PC world to Crawley Computer Centre as they vwill be my local fix it shop now… Thanks Guys for great service
Charlie Paddington
Check this out !! We all think we know all there is to know about computers RIGHT !

WRONG!! There was i 8000 miles away in sunny Vietnam and to save on baggage i decided to take my Dell Notebook laptop rather than the normal one i use..

I only had one chance here as i were setting up a cctv monitoring station and was imperative that i had wireless on my laptop So i switched on and was looking for the wireless networks but there was none..well we knew it was there but after various engineers trying for over an hour my heart sank. I called my computer guys at the Crawley Computer Centre and told them my fate..He asked me if i could get on to the internet and i did via a cable.

I logged into to their website and with remote assistance he was then able to operate my laptop..”Spooky A ! ” Hey bloody presto not 30 seconds later it was all fixed..

So next time you have a problem, “remember” you only know about 2% of how they work and think “Crawley Computer Centre”
thanks guys
Brian
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