computer seem sick? Malicious software may be to blame.
malicious software may be in the form of a virus, adware or spyware. Many users
are not really interested in the actual difference between them - the mere fact
that they can wreak havoc on your system and result in anything from poor
performance to a complete computer failure is enough to know they need to be
is a virus? A virus is a program that gets
loaded onto your computer without you knowing about it and can potentially
cause your PC to stop functioning and even result in data loss. A virus can
create and run multiple copies of itself. Most people don't realise they have a
virus until their computer starts to run slowly, even such a simple virus is
dangerous because it will quickly use all available memory and bring the system
to a halt. Some viruses are also capable of moving across networks and
bypassing security systems to infect other computers.
What is spyware? Spyware and adware are different to viruses because
they do not create copies of themselves and spread, nor do they result in data
loss. The most common symptom of a spyware is that your computer will start to
run very slowly and have trouble connecting to the internet. At times these
programs may invade your privacy and attempt to share your personal information
by transmitting it across the internet.
in Internet usage has seen an ever increasing number of these threats emerge -
making it an absolute necessity for every PC to be protected. While it is very
easy to protect yourself from the threats it is a much more complicated task to
'clean' a computer that has been affected, as the saying says "prevention
is better than cure".
Our experienced technicians are experts in both
neutralising these threats and, more importantly, providing a solution to help
ensure they don't crop up again in the future.
What is adware? Adware is usually loaded onto your PC when you
download or install a free program. Many free programs are provided free
because they rely on the built-in advertising to generate sales. Adware will
not usually affect the performance of your computer, nor will it result in any
data loss...but it can be extremely annoying to be inundated with advertising
Here at Reliable Computers, each and every one of our computer
technicians has been carefully selected before they join our ranks; we make
sure that they have the appropriate technical expertise, experience and, above
all, a great personality. So, if you need same day, onsite
computer repairs in Sydney, if you are experiencing computer problems, wireless network
issues, need data recovery services or you just need computer service and maintenance, then book your computer support
online or contact us today