Easy Virus and Computer Repair at Home
Viruses are the bane of the computer world. Unscrupulous coders put their efforts to malicious intent rather than helping out for the good. Just imagine if all of those with computer skills were to work together rather than against each other? We could be light years ahead of where we are now. But that’s not how it goes, and the result is that you are left with a computer that isn’t running the way it should. Chances are you have downloaded some malware that is easy to fix. If it is more, you will be better served to bring it in to the iDoctor for professional computer repair.
Malware vs. Virus
There are two basic types of “bugs” that your computer can get. Malware, sometimes called spyware, is a malicious program that runs in the background. Most of the time they don’t do much more than clog up your computer and make it so it runs poorly. But sometimes they can steal your information. Fortunately they are easy to get rid of.
Viruses, on the other hand, are a bit more dangerous. A virus is an actual program that can do damage to your computer. It is said that the first virus was likely created by a computer coder that was fired from his job. As a sort of middle finger to the company, he wrote a program that wiped out their database after he was gone. A virus can steal your identity, and delete all of your files after it is gone. You don’t want to mess with a virus, take it to a computer repair specialist in Billings, Montana right away.
Getting Rid of Malware
To keep your computer running smoothly, I recommend that you download a program called Malwarebytes (just follow the link). It’s easy to set up, and easy to run. It will find all of the suspicious software on your computer, and wipe it out. I run it on mine about once per week even if I don’t see any problems on my machine. Prevention is always better than computer repair.
After you install the free version, just run a full system scan and walk away from your computer. This can take quite a while, especially if you have a lot of files on your computer. Check back in about an hour and you will get a list of all the bugs that the program found. Quarantine them, and wipe them out. Rarely is a reboot necessary.
Getting Rid of a Virus
You will know if your computer has a virus. It may not even boot up properly. Sometimes the best that you can hope for is to salvage your files. If you suspect that your computer has a virus, power it down (hold down the power button for a few seconds), and bring it to the iDoctor for virus repair.
Computer Repair, Virus Repair, and More
The iDoctor in Billings, Montana is your source for computer repair, iPhone repair, and game console repair. We have trained experts that can handle any problem you throw our way, and we can get just about every job done the day you bring it in.