This client was also a student at Roehampton University and wanted us for virus removal job at her residence. She phoned us to ask if we would be able to clean-up the virus asap as she needed it for her Roehampton University project. We assured her that we would send our engineer the same day. He would do the virus removal in under an hour’s time. The laptop was badly infected with viruses. Our engineer did a thorough clean-up of viruses, adware, malware and unwanted applications. We also installed anti-virus program and gave her some safe browsing tips to stay away from the same problem in future.
Virus Removal Guide:
Most dodgy programs pose as a valid application. They use strong sales tactics to make you purchase their fake products. These programs include adware and Trojans. They display fake security alerts so that you buy their software. This is known as deceptive advertising (the use of malware to sell the software).
A common method by these programs is to display fake results when the program scans your computer. When the scan is finished you will be shown a list of fake viruses and threats. Our advice is to stay away from those programs and do not spend your hard earned cash on these applications!
Another common tactic is to advertise, or even directly install itself, through the use of malware. These programs are typically installed automatically on your computer if you visit a dodgy site. In some cases it is automatic, and in other cases an executable file must be run. Either way, the computer will have malware installed that prompts you to install another rogue program, to remove it.
To remove these viruses, malwares and adwares, here is a good guide for virus removal.
Alternatively, call us on 0207 6100 500 for a free advice.
We are based in SW15 (very close to Roehampton).
We also do home visits.