Spyware Removal
 Image Spyware is computer software that is installed on a personal computer to intercept or take partial control over the user's interaction with the computer, without the user's informed consent. Let us review and remove these threats from your system or network.

 

Some key items to note about Spyware -

  • Spyware programs can collect various types of personal information, such as Internet surfing habits, sites that have been visited, but can also interfere with user control of the computer in other ways, such as installing additional software, and redirecting Web browser activity.
  • Spyware is known to change computer settings, resulting in slow connection speeds, different home pages, and/or loss of Internet or functionality of other programs.

 

Detection Methods -

  • A quality virus protection program with an up to date virus pattern is usually the first line of defense to detect if a PC is infected by a virus or other type of infection. We recommend any of the products from Trend Micro. Follow the link below to perform a FREE Online Scan of your PC.

    Free Spyware scan
    FREE Soyware Scan

 

Recovery Process -  

Once a computer has been compromised by a virus, it is usually unsafe to continue using the same computer without completely reinstalling the operating system. However, there are a number of recovery options that exist after a computer has a virus. These actions depend on severity of the type of virus.

 

What we suggest if your PC is infected:

 

  1. Contact Design Solutions - You can reach us to determine the best overall plan for your exact circumstances.
  2. Virus Removal - Determine the type of infection so that a possible removal process can be applied. This usually involves running the Microsoft OS based PC in safe mode to disable much of the Windows functionality.
  3. Operating System Re-Installation -If a removal process is unsuccessful or the PC still exhibits some "unusual behavior" the best approach to be certain of removal is to:
    • Copy any required data files off of the PC (Documents, spreadsheets, emails, etc.).
    • Reload the entire Operating System.
    • Apply the most recent updates.
    • Re-Install any necessary programs (including a preferred anti virus program).