Virus, Malware & Spyware Removal

Virus, Malware & Spyware Removal

While the internet is an active virtual playground full of information and communication options. It can also open your computer to viruses, spam and pop-ups. These can range from being very annoying to devastating.

Malware is a combination of the words "malicious" and "software." It is often used as a catchall term for threats such as viruses, spyware, adware, and other software installed without a user's consent or knowledge.

Malware can get into your system in various ways, including (but by no means limited to):

  • Infected email attachments
  • Infected removable storage media like portable thumbnail drives
  • Downloaded software, including mobile apps
  • Links in email, social media websites, or instant messages

Antivirus and anti-spyware software are basic tools that no business or home user can do without. That doesn't mean, however, that more is always better. You don't need a lot of tools; you just need a few good ones. Installing too many antivirus or anti-spyware tools can actually slow your computer down.

We recommend that you equip every computer in your home or organisation with a comprehensive antivirus program and a separate anti-spyware program.

The tools you choose will depend in part on the size of your organisation:

  • Home users, Students or Very small organisations with only a few computers: Install individual antivirus and anti-spyware software on every computer.
  • Organisations with 10-20 computers: Consider using a security suite. A suite allows you to administer software centrally, rather than dealing with each computer separately.
  • Organisations with more than 20 computers: Consider enterprise-level tools. Enterprise-level tools also allow centralised administration of definition updates and other tasks, as well as providing additional security tools appropriate for bigger organizations.

If you have a virus or are just worried about getting one, give us call and we will:

  • Scan your computer for viruses, malware, spyware and pop-ups
  • Remove viruses, spyware and pop-ups from your computer
  • Perform updates on your existing virus protection (or install a new one for you)
  • Remove unwanted programs or adware that may attract more viruses
  • Optimise and clean-up your computer

Virus, Malware & Spyware Removal