SYRACUSE, N.Y. -July 26, 2010 — Viruses are one of the most damaging computer repair problems you can encounter. If not properly dealt with, they cause significant problems including data loss and system failure. To help you deal with potential infections, RESCUECOM’s computer repair specialists offer tips on virus removal and protection.
1.) Know the Signs – To prevent more serious problems, it’s important to be able to recognize the signs of an infection. Sluggish performance, frequent lock ups, and spontaneous restarts are all signs that you may need virus removal. If you see the signs, do not hesitate; waiting could result in significant damage and expensive computer repair bills.
2.) Determine the Threat – Virus removal, even for computer repair specialists, is easier when the cause of the infection is clear. There are often specific virus removal procedures for different viruses. If you can’t identify the exact virus, let your computer repair specialist know exactly what problems you’ve encountered. This can help them identify the threat and know what virus removal steps to take.
3.) Use All Your Resources – In some cases, virus removal is possible without additional support. In the case of a suspected infection, run all of the antivirus, anti-malware, and Internet security programs at your disposal. These programs can help you perform your own virus removal or isolate the threat until you can seek further computer repair.
4.) Don’t Pass it On – In case of an infection, one of the most important steps to take is to guard against spreading the virus. Viruses can quickly move throughout an entire network, resulting in a more difficult virus removal process and higher computer repair costs. If you suspect you’re infected, immediately remove your computer from all networks and avoid file sharing or emailing until the virus removal process is complete.
5.) Defend Against Re-infection – Virus removal is not always a one time process. Some viruses are able to reappear, even after professional computer repair. To protect against re-infection, run all antivirus and malware detection software again, immediately after your computer has been cleaned. Watch for similar symptoms and avoid any similar actions, such as visiting certain web sites or opening suspicious emails that may have led to the original infection.
Viruses are a significant computer repair problem. If you believe your computer has been infected, follow these virus removal tips and, if necessary, seek professional computer repair and support immediately.
RESCUECOM provides computer repair and computer support, 24/7: Meeting every tech support need including data recovery, virus removal, networking, wireless services, and computer support for all brands of hardware or software. For computer support or information on products, services, or computer repair, visit http://www.rescuecom.com or call 1-800-RESCUE-PC.
For More Information, Contact:
Josh Kaplan, President of RESCUECOM