Viruses are now becoming more and more of a problem, so many different sorts are infecting home users and businesses alike Trojan/Horses, worms, viruses, dialers, spyware etc etc.
The last few months has seen a real increase in current threats, it is also believed that the culprits are networking together !!
so you need to make sure your anti-virus software is fully up to date and you keep all Microsoft patches up to date as well.
If you discover that you are infected then we can perform a full DOS environment scan using specialist corporate antivirus software and remove all viruses for you.
This procedure can take different amounts of time, depending on the PC specification plus what sort of virus it is. You will most likely pay between £50-£120 for us to complete the work. Once this is done as a authorized agent, we can then recommend AVG antivirus protection which we can sell and install for you.
If you are running a business then it would be a good idea to do the following:
Back up your data regularly
Make regular backups of important work and data, and check that the backups were successful.
You should also find a safe place to store your back-ups, perhaps even off-site in case of fire.
Introduce an anti-virus policy
Produce a policy for safe computing and distribute it to all staff.
Make sure every employee has read and understood the policy, and that they know who to speak to, if they have any questions.
Such a policy could include:
It could also ask staff to do the following:
Save all Word documents as RTF (Rich Text Format) files as DOC files can harbour macro viruses.
Treat with suspicion any newly arrived email that they weren't expecting.
Forward any virus warnings or hoaxes directly to IT (and no-one else) to confirm whether they are genuine or not.
Staff should inform IT immediately if they think their computer has been infected with a virus