We are continuously being attacked by thousands of new infections being released every week. It is inevitable that sooner or later your computer is going to be infected with one or more of these infections. While having a good security program will help your computer remain infection free, the inevitable will happen.
Common Symptoms of a virus or spyware infection include Pop-Ups, Suspect Email messages, ,
A common variety of infection called the Rogue Anti-Virus and were very common a couple of years ago but less so now. If you happen to get an unknown popup or message requesting payment to repair your computer, do not give them card details or any personal information contact a local Computer repair shop immediately.
If you have already given them your card details we would advise you to contact your card issuer and take their advise on either canceling the payment or card.
A worrying and far more destructive type of infection that's currently doing the rounds(usually spread by email or website) is the Cryptolocker type infection. There are several variations of this however they all encrypt your data and demand money to decrypt it. Even if you do pay up, there's a very good chance they won’t unlock your data. You can help prevent your system getting this infection by having an up to date anti-virus installed.
There are many good free and subscription Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications that will do an excellent job at preventing attacks and removing many of the infections that your system may have encountered.
However some variants can be a bit more tricky to banish and can require manual removal. We have years of experience in removing Virus and Spyware infections so why not give us a call and have us secure your system from unwanted intruders.