Yep, you heard right – computer viruses evolve too! A combination of increasingly powerful security tools such as personal antivirus software and firewalls have made the most simple viruses out there ineffective. As a result, virus programmers have needed to get tricky. Ever gotten one of those annoying pop-up ads that claims to be an antivirus? What about when you go to do a search in Google and you are always sent to the same site? Worse yet, has a virus ever prevented you from booting up your computer? These are all, believe it or not, relatively simple viruses. Since the inception of these viruses, however, they have grown to be more and more complex.
Think about it: if you have a virus, what is the first thing you do? After that first moment of panic I mean. Open up or install antivirus software! It's simple survival of the fittest: viruses that are easily detected and removed never get a chance to spread and cause damage. This limits the virus from spreading via new infections only – a very inefficient method! Smarter programmers + tougher viruses can mean only one thing: you need to keep on top of your computer's security or it could be ruined.
Some viruses are incredibly tough to find and even tougher to remove. Some viruses create many copies of themselves so that they are harder to find. Others create special files that will re-install the virus in the event that it is removed. These layers of defense make some viruses incredibly frustrating to remove and could allow them to cause damage to your PC uninhibited. Others are even capable of rendering your hard drive useless by creating fake bad sectors that trick your computer into thinking the disk is broken. For more details about what a virus technically is visit our post What is Malware?
Here at I-Tell Technology Solutions, we guarantee that we can remove your virus and restore your computer to a working state. If for any reason we cannot restore your computer we will back up your personal data for no extra charge. Either way we won't walk out the door until all your data is safe!