Viruses and Trojans

These two words are commonly used to describe any malicious program that has installed itself on your computer, specifically designed to do a task, almost always involving compromised data integrity, loss, or theft. PC Rx removes Viruses and Trojans as part of our computer repair services.

By definition:

Virus: A piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.

Trojan: A hacking program that is a non-self-replicating type of malware which gains privileged access to the operating system while appearing to perform a desirable function but instead drops a malicious payload, often including a backdoor allowing unauthorized access to the target’s computer.

The term “Trojan” is derived from Greek Mythology referring to the fabled Trojan Horse that was pushed inside the gates of an enemy fortress under the ruse of a gift. and then the soldiers hidden within the horse are dispersed to do damage. In this case, the fortress is your PC and the ruse is the software that was installed. Usually this software is unknown to the user until it presents itself as a slow, or unusable, computer

Be aware:  The most serious of these threats steal your personal information, including your confidential personal bank and financial information!

Rest assured, there are ways to combat these data terrorists. With a few simple steps, we can help alleviate these pesky invaders by protecting your computer BEFORE it’s infected.  It is really quite simple to protect your computer by arming yourself with some basic knowledge, tools, and software to help prevent infection before it’s installed, and reduce your computer problems!

Without this protection in place, there is no way to prevent these Viruses and Trojans from infecting your system. Unfortunately, these malicious programs are getting smarter and trickier all the time and even the best software cannot prevent 100% of these infections. Because of this, it is important to stay on top of your software to make sure all the newest updates are in place to protect your PC.

Finally, the protection is only as good as the user’s knowledge to prevent it in the future.

PC Rx Computer Services does not just remove Trojans and Viruses; we also educate our customers on ways to help prevent it from happening again. We always take the time to explain everything we do to our customers. Education is key, and having knowledge is power.

We install FREE virus software with any PC service. There are no subscriptions to pay! It runs efficiently on your computer without using excessive memory! There is no need to pay for virus software! Many other computer repair shops charge for this. Do not get talked into paying for it! Ask about, and watch for hidden fees! Be an informed consumer by asking questions. We encourage it!

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