Not all Virus' are created the same
What you need to know
Scareware is a form of malware which uses social engineering to cause shock, anxiety, or the perception of a threat in order to manipulate users into buying unwanted software. Scareware is part of a class of malicious software that includes rogue security software, ransomware and other scam software that tricks users into believing their computer is infected with a virus, then suggests that they download and pay for fake antivirus software to remove it. Usually the virus is fictional and the software is non-functional or more malware itself. Pictures of some are below….
EMAIL VIRUS AND WORMS
Email viruses run the gamut – from creating pop-ups to crashing systems or stealing personal data. Email viruses also vary in how they are presented. For example, a sender of an email virus may be unknown to a user, or a subject line may be filled with nonsense. In other cases, a hacker may cleverly disguise an email as being from a trusted and known sender.
Worms can be transmitted via software vulnerabilities. Or computer worms could arrive as attachments in spam emails or instant messages (IMs). Once opened, these files could provide a link to a malicious website or automatically download the computer worm. Once it’s installed, the worm silently goes to work and infects the machine without the user’s knowledge.
Worms can modify and delete files, and they can even inject additional malicious software onto a computer. Sometimes a computer worm’s purpose is only to make copies of itself over and over — depleting system resources, such as hard drive space or bandwidth, by overloading a shared network. In addition to wreaking havoc on a computer’s resources, worms can also steal data, install a backdoor, and allow a hacker to gain control over a computer and its system settings.
What to do if you think you got a virus
If you think you have a virus, best thing to do is contact us asap, DO NOT click on anything, do not close or open anything, call us.
A lot of times we can “walk” you through a quick removal, without much hassle. And for all other time, we can save your documents and pictures before you lose them.
We charge a flat fee of $45.00 to clean your pc/laptop and backup your documents and pictures.