Trusted help from your local experts in Virus and Malware removal
Viruses and Malware are a scourge and growing in unprecedented numbers (AV-Test institute registers over 350,000 new malware programs daily).
Malware disrupts the smooth running of your computer, and can compromise your personal information - allowing hackers access to your private computer. Infections are easy to contract and can be difficult to get rid of. And, if you don't have Internet Security software installed / properly configured, it is only a matter of time before a Virus infection, or other forms of Malicious Software, take up residence on your machine.
Think your infected? Give Excalibur IT a Call - we're the local experts in virus removal and can advise you on precautions to avoid re-infection.
Computer Viruses and Malware - Are you infected?
Viruses, Spyware, Botnets, Keyloggers Rootkits, Worms and Ransomware are some of the many forms of Malware (Malicious Software). They are often introduced to your computer by clicking links on dodgy websites / adverts, via email attachments from unscrupulous sources, or unwittingly via infected documents and files sent from your colleagues and friends. You can also contract them by using infected USB devices (hard drives, memory sticks etc.)
7 Common Virus & Malware Symptoms
Not all malware has visible symptoms. Often they're more insidious - lurking unseen in the shadows allowing hackers to steal or encrypt your private files / information or waiting until the Malware is ready to deliver it's payload. But some common symptoms people see include:
- unwanted popup adverts, toolbars and programs
- system performing unusually slow
- excessive hard drive activity (when you're not doing anything)
- sudden drop in disk space
- audible / visual warnings that your system may be infected
- blue screen errors
- programs launching themselves