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Virus Removal & Protection
When the worst happens, we've got you covered
With the constant stream of viruses and spyware released over the internet, the chances of your PC becoming infected by one is very likely. If you believe your PC is in danger from infection or may already be infected, get in touch with the team at PB using the contact form below or pop into your local PB service centre.
What is a computer virus?
A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without the permission or knowledge of the owner and can cause your PC to stop functioning or even result in data loss. A true virus can only spread from one computer to another when its host is taken to the target computer. Some methods of spreading a virus include a user sending it over a network or via e-mail, or carrying it on a removable medium such as a USB drive or CD.
The term “virus” is also commonly used to refer to other types of spyware or adware programs as well, although these do not have the reproductive ability.
Spyware – Does not create copies of themselves and spread, and does not result in data loss. Most common symptoms include a PC starting to run very slowly, or trouble when attempting to connect to the internet. These programs may invade your privacy and share your personal information across the internet.
Adware – This is usually loaded onto your PC when you install or download free software and can result in frequent unwanted advertising messages and pop ups.
Issues caused by Viruses, Spyware and Adware
If you are experiencing any of the following issues, there is a high chance that your PC may be at risk:
- Error messages and alerts being displayed
- System restart(s) or crashing without notice
- Frustratingly long restart or reboot times
- “Files not found” errors
- Pop up ads while you browse the internet
- Overall slow performance or slow running of programs
Get in touch
If you have any questions about our virus removal and protection services please fill out the contact form or below bring your device into your local PB Tech service centre.
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