Virus Removal

Phoenix - Virus Removal

Phoenix | Computer Virus Removal

At Phoenix Computer Pro you you can be sure that all viruses will be wiped out upon receiving your computer.  Some viruses are made to cause a nuisance but most are made to make money.  Viruses can be designed to do anything imaginable and can cause serious harm to your computer or your private data.  Some are designed to steal your credit card information, spy on your online activity, or give someone access to all your personal information.  There have even been viruses designed to give a hacker control of your webcam to view you from across the internet!  Whatever the purpose for viruses is, it is best that you have them removed immediately to prevent any kind of catastrophe.

The best thing you can do to prevent virus infections is to have an up-to-date antivirus program installed before the infection begins.  A good antivirus program will protect you from most infections. However, even the best antivirus programs out there are usually only 80-95% effective.  New, more complex, computer viruses are created by malicious programmers every day and a few will slip past antivirus programs undetected. If your computer is running sluggish or you are experiencing strange behavior on your computer, please contact Phoenix Computer Pro so we can have them removed.

What is a computer Virus?

A computer virus is a malware program that, when executed, replicates by inserting copies of itself (possibly modified) into other computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of the hard drive; when this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be “infected”. Viruses often perform some type of harmful activity on infected computer, such as stealing hard disk space or CPU time, accessing private information, corrupting data, displaying political or humorous messages on the user’s screen, spamming their contacts, or logging their keystrokes. However, not all viruses carry a destructive payload or attempt to hide themselves—the defining characteristic of viruses is that they are self-replicating computer programs which install themselves without the user’s consent.