VIRUS REMOVAL ASSISTANCE
PC Virus’ True Definition
A PC virus is a small software program that spreads from one computer to another that disturbs computer operation. It may delete data on a computer, spread the virus to other PCs through an email program, or even remove everything you have on the hard disk.
By email attachments or instant messaging, computer viruses can spread. So, be aware and never open an email attachment if you do not know who sent the message. Viruses can be present in attachments of funny images, audio and video files, greeting cards, and the like. Always be aware that viruses can spread through downloads on the Internet and can be contained within files or programs that you may download. A software that is pirated can also catch a virus.
The process of spreading a worm
A worm is a PC code that spreads without a user’s cooperation. Most of the worms begin as email attachments that infect a certain PC the moment they are opened. The worm scans the infected web pages or address books that contain email addresses. Worms spread automatically through networks, or email messages.
Hackers access Trojan Horse
A malicious software Trojan Horse is usually hidden inside other programs. They can penetrate a program and puts a code in the operating system that permits a hacker to access the infected PC. They can also be spread by downloaded software, worms, other viruses. Trojan Horses do not usually spread viruses by themselves.
Spyware collection of personal information
Spyware can be installed on your computer without your awareness. These programs can change your PC’s configuration or gather advertising data and personal information. They can trace Internet searching and can also forward your web browser to a different website.
Rogue Security Software makes you think your computer is infected
This software program attempts to deceive you to make you think that your computer is infected by a virus. It usually pushes you to buy or download a product that pretends to remove a virus. You can usually see names like Security, Shield, Antivirus, Fixer or Protection. These names make them seem legitimate. They usually run immediately right after you download them, or the next time your computer starts. Rogue Security Software may display legitimate and important Windows files as infections. It can also prevent applications from opening.
Here are 2 examples of Rogue Security Software pop-up messages:
“1. Are you sure you want to navigate from this page? Your computer is infected! They can cause data loss and file corruption and need to be treated as soon as possible. Press CANCEL to prevent it. Return to System Security and download it to secure your PC. Press OK to Continue or Cancel to stay on the current page.”
This message is malicious and if you encounter this kind of message, see to it that you do not buy or download the software.
- “Warning! Your computer is infected! This computer is infected by spyware and adware.”
Immediately when you receive a message like this, press ALT + F4 to close the dialog box. Do not click anything inside the dialog box. If the pop-up keeps coming up even you when you close the dialog box, that further indicates that the message is malicious.
Damages that Malware can do to your system
This malicious software is designed to do damages to a computer system. Those damages include worms, Trojan Horses, Rogue Security Software, and Spyware.
How to totally remove malware such as a Virus, Rogue Security Software, or Spyware?
Removing a computer virus or spyware is a tough job but it is possible with the help of malicious software removal tools. Most computer viruses and unwanted software reinstall themselves over and over again. Ask Wingsoft’ experts for the task of permanently removing unwanted software by professional updating of your computer.