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Virus, Spyware and Malware Infection Brisbane and Gold Coast

Malware including viruses, spyware, rootkits and bootkits are an increasing threat to computers that are connected to the internet. Due to the vast number of viruses created every day your Virus Protection software might not be able to prevent all infections. CompuRepair can remove even the most sophisticated infections. Our virus removal team in Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast are regularly trained to remove even the most difficult infections.

How do I know if my computer is infected? There are a number of signs that your computer has a virus - slow performance, unable to launch programs, WEB pages are getting redirected, etc. - the only way to know for sure is to have your computer thoroughly scanned for virus infections.

CompuRepair technicians are well trained and can handle any type of: virus removal, trojan removal, rootkit removal, bootkit removal, spyware removal, adware removal, malware removal, removal of malicious software and any other infections.

If your computer is infected or you need somebody to check your computer for infections, call us on: 0403-755-519. We are available 24/7 to perform virus removals.

My Laptop was not booting up anymore. Gunter recovered all my documents and pictures. Thank you.
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Rogue Security Software Explained
What is Rogue Security Software?
Rogue security software, sometimes referred to as scareware, is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but usually provides no security, generates incorrect or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into purchasing software.

How does Rogue Security Software get on my computer?
Rogue security software designers create legitimate looking applications that advertise security software. These windows might pop-up on your screen while you browse the WEB. The messages poping-up on screen ask you to take some sort of action, like clicking to install the software, to apply updates to your system, or to do a virus removal scan. Once you click on the message, the rogue security software downloads, installs and of course infects your computer. An example of a Rogue infection is the Rogue Security Center virus. This infection requires some serious virus removal.

What does it do?
Rogue security software might report a virus (Fake Alert) even though your computer is actually clean. Of course it will fail to report viruses in case your computer is infected. In most cases downloading rogue security software will install a virus or other malicious software on your computer. This infection is generally not reported and requires virus removal.

Computer Virus Issue/Removal
If you suspect that your computer is infected with a virus, there are several steps you can take to remove it. Here's a general guide to help you:

Update your antivirus software:
Ensure that your antivirus software is up to date with the latest virus definitions. This step is crucial because new viruses are constantly emerging, and antivirus programs need to be able to recognize and remove them.

Perform a full system scan:
Initiate a full system scan using your antivirus software. This scan will search your entire computer for any infected files and programs. Depending on the size of your hard drive and the number of files, this process may take some time. Be patient and let the scan complete.

Quarantine or delete infected files:
Once the scan is finished, your antivirus software will likely present you with a report detailing any infected files it found. Depending on the severity of the infection, you can choose to either quarantine or delete the infected files. Quarantine isolates the files from the rest of your system, while deletion permanently removes them. Follow the instructions provided by your antivirus software.

Use an antimalware tool:
In addition to your antivirus software, consider running a specialized antimalware tool to double-check for any remaining malware. There are several reputable antimalware programs available for free, such as Malwarebytes. Install and run one of these tools, and perform a thorough scan of your computer.

Update your operating system and software:
Ensure that your operating system and all installed software are up to date. Updates often include security patches that can help protect against known vulnerabilities that viruses may exploit.

Enable firewall protection:
Make sure that your computer's firewall is enabled. Firewalls help block unauthorized access to your system and can prevent certain types of malware from reaching your computer.

Be cautious with email attachments and downloads:
Exercise caution when opening email attachments or downloading files from the internet. Only download files from trusted sources, and be wary of any unexpected or suspicious email attachments.

Educate yourself about safe browsing habits:
Learn about safe browsing practices, such as avoiding clicking on suspicious links or visiting potentially harmful websites. Be mindful of phishing attempts and stay vigilant while online.

If you've followed these steps and are still experiencing issues or suspect that your computer may be infected, it's advisable to seek assistance from a professional computer technician or a trusted IT support service. They can provide further guidance and help ensure that your computer is thoroughly cleaned of any viruses or malware. Call CompuRepair on: 0403-755-519.

Backdoor Explained
What is Rogue Security Software?
A Backdoor Trojan opens a backdoor to your computer system. Sometimes they are referred to as Remote Access Trojans (RAT). They are common infections and one of the most dangerous type of trojan. Backdoor Trojans allow remote administration of your system as if a hacker was sitting at your keyboard, only worse. Once infected virus removal is necessary to remove the infection.

What does it do?
Backdoor Trojans might use your system and Internet connection to send spam (yes, the majority of spam is now generated by infected systems). Steal your online and offline passwords, credit card numbers, address, phone number, and other information stored on your computer that could be used for identity theft, or other financial fraud. Log your activity, read EMails, view and download contents of documents, pictures, videos and other private data. Use your computer and Internet connection, in conjunction with others to launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Modify system files, disable antivirus, delete files, change system settings, to cover tracks, or just to wreak havoc. If you suspect you’re infected with a backdoor trojan, the first thing you should do is disconnect from the Internet to protect yourself, and others.

If your computer is infected call for help to avoid (further) damage. CompuRepair can remove most Backdoor Trojans, Rogues and their Rootkits, call us on: 0403-755-519. We are available 24/7 to perform virus removals.

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