A virus is a piece of malicious computer code that can be downloaded onto your computer. As you’re browsing the Internet looking for some inspiration for your next holiday or gathering information about your favourite hobby, a big warning sign might pop up on your screen telling you, for example, that your computer has many viruses or the hard disk is about to die and you should take immediate action.
STOP everything: your computer has been infected with a virus (these include trojans, spyware, adware and ransomware). Your anti-virus programme is now probably disabled, as well as most of your computer’s settings!
Many people at this stage mistakenly believe that the warning sign comes from their virus protection software. Unfortunately, they follow the instructions on screen and give away many personal details including their credit card number. They’ll obviously get charged by the rogue software and, worse than that, might get their credit card cloned or be victims of identity theft.
At SOS Technical Solutions, we are experts at removing such infections, and many more. For a set fee, we’ll remove all viruses and threats, from the easiest to the most stubborn ones. We’ll check the security level of your computer and make the necessary changes to increase the safety and privacy of your data once you go back online.
Viruses can also be in emails pretending to come from legitimate sources, so it’s important not to click on any links that you do not totally trust.