If you have a virus or think you have a virus, don’t tolerate it!
If you have a computer that’s got a virus it can be very frustrating, to say the least. Anti-Virus programs can clean most infections, but they are a pain to update and sometimes won’t catch everything, because of the nature of the infection. In some cases, you may not know that you have an infection. These viruses can be a nuisance, or they can be severely detrimental to your system, causing slow performance, unwanted pop-ups, frozen files, and worse.
A very popular scam is the Support Scam. Either a pop-up telling you to call support, or someone calling you telling you your computer is infected. If you allow them access to your computer, you may become a victim of identity theft or fraud. If contacted by telephone by anyone informing you that your PC is infected with a virus hang up immediately.
Ransomware is on the rise! Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, either by locking the system’s screen or by locking the users’ files unless a ransom is paid. You’re duped into clicking on an infected popup advertisement or you visit an infected website. Some other examples are authentic looking emails like a tracking notice an unclaimed parcel, fake invoice attachment, and final notices to pay. However, instead of just trying to trick you into buying fake antivirus software, the bad guys hold your computer hostage and attempt to extort payment. Ransomware is one of the greatest threats to your data, your pictures, and your identity.
If you have a virus or think you have a virus, don’t tolerate it! Bring your computer to PG Laser LTD in Prince George. Our certified computer repair technicians will take care of your computer and clean it up.
Your Data, and Software
Not all cases of the virus, spyware or AD-aware infections require a format and re-install of the operating system. Many time the viruses can be safely removed without affecting your programs and data. Watch for system slow-downs, e-mail or internet access issues, and especially pop-ups.
Preserving your precious data is one of our top priorities. We take steps to backup your data before any critical repair work is done, such as reloading an operating system. Data such as email, address books, history and “My Documents” are some of the data we can preserve. Note: Sometimes due to the nature of the problem, such as a hard drive failure, all data may already be lost before we attempt to repair the PC. We will take every step to recover your data and give you options.