Virus and Malware Removal
Today’s computer viruses are largely financially driven. They target sensitive information such as identities, credit card or bank account numbers and other data that can be used or sold for profit. Many variants exist and they will attack using different strategies.
Some viruses are designed specifically to impersonate anti-virus software and offer to cure the infection they created by asking for your credit card information. Of course their true goal is to sell your payment information and leave your computer infected.
Other forms of viruses infect web sites maintained by webmasters and web hosting companies which have failed to fully plug exploits and vulnerabilities. When the web site gets infected, it tricks browsing web users by falsely claiming their computer is infected. The virus mimics the user's antivirus software and requests the user run a program or plugin. The infected site claims this program or plugin will scan and remove the infection. In actuality, running the program or plugin is authorizing the virus itelf to install into the user's computer. Quite insidious.
Still others are even more devious and may attempt to infiltrate your computer to siphon keystrokes or even pose as a legitimate bank web site to gain access to very sensitive data. Phishing, "Redirectors", and DNS based proxy viruses are all on the rise.
At Meridian Computer Corporation, we specialize in removing all forms of viruses and malware including Spyware and Adware. We also help educate computer users to use smart internet use strategies to safe guard against future virus and malware infections.
How do you know if your computer is infected? Here are some common symptoms:
If you are experiencing these or other strange symptoms, contact us. We'll get you back up and running as soon as possible.