Our Blog: Stuff we think you should know

Haber Group has been serving the New York area since 2000, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Your Computer's Infected... What Do You Do Next?

It’s one of the most commonly-known computer issues: infection. There are plenty of threats out there that could potentially take hold of your PC. The question is, do you know how to proceed if one does? This blog will go into just that.

But first, some terms may need to be clarified: virus and malware. In reality, a virus is just one of the many forms of malware, which also covers spyware, Trojans, adware, and many other varieties of computer threats. However, the term “antivirus” is so well-known due to some awareness-based marketing, software systems that protect against other forms of malware are still given this title.

Now that the terminology of virus/malware has been covered, it is important to know how to remove these threats from your system.

First, at bare minimum, you should call in an MSP, like Haber Group, to oversee the process. Observation by a professional will help you to avoid making a mistake that only makes the situation worse. Better yet, you should entrust Haber Group to handle the monitoring and maintenance of your systems, so they will take care of issues such as these. In fact, these issues can often be avoided in the first place.

Haber Group will remotely access your PC and take the steps necessary to remove the malware. Removing temporary files will help the scan progress faster, and might even remove some hidden malware in the process. Once your systems have been scanned and the infected files have been cleaned out, your web browser and your operating system may need to be repaired or reinstalled. This is one reason that it is so important to keep a backup, so any local files won’t be lost with the OS reinstall.

Once your system is cleaned out and restored, Haber Group will make sure that programs designed to protect against malware are installed. All of your programs should be kept up-to-date, in order to make sure they are as protected as possible against attack from viruses or other malwares. We can even provide enterprise-level antivirus that we will monitor for updates and maintain to ensure your business has optimal security.

It is also a good idea to change the passwords to any of your online accounts, as the malware may have recorded them. Once the infection has been removed, make sure your staff knows how to identify the risk factors that indicate when they may be infected.

Let us know how we can help protect your business against malware by calling 866.625.3560.

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Cloud Hackers Privacy Technology Business Email Malware Internet Hosted Solutions Microsoft Windows 10 Computer Business Computing Backup IT Services Small Business Ransomware Software Hardware Smartphone Network Security Windows Google User Tips Productivity Data Android Browser Data Management Office 365 Upgrade Saving Money Smartphones App Mobile Devices Gmail Phishing Business Continuity Facebook Managed IT Services Workplace Tips Tip of the week Microsoft Office Big Data Outsourced IT Remote Monitoring Efficiency Office Tips Word Cloud Computing IT Support Artificial Intelligence Internet of Things Data Recovery Managed Service Provider Server Productivity Apple Settings Employer-Employee Relationship Content Filtering WiFi Robot Government Risk Management Spam IT Support Innovation Miscellaneous Social Media Data storage Firewall Customer Service Cybersecurity Money Disaster Recovery Administration Recovery VoIP End of Support Password Mouse Encryption Save Money Network Windows 10 Hosted Solution Tablet SaaS YouTube communications Safety Unified Threat Management Printing Monitors The Internet of Things Computing Virtual Private Network Google Drive IBM Managed IT Services Mobile Device IT Management LiFi Wireless Apps Telephone Systems Chrome Customer Relationship Management Maintenance Hacking Analytics Data Backup Passwords Outlook Presentation Antivirus Hacker Search Avoiding Downtime Office Two-factor Authentication Wireless Technology Data loss Politics Budget IP Address Business Technology SharePoint Network Management Collaboration sip Bring Your Own Device Buisness Managed IT Service Website Managed IT Infrastructure Digital How To IT solutions Mobile Office Lenovo Downloads Hard Drives Touchscreen File Sharing telephony Best Practice Network Congestion Break Fix Shortcut Disaster Samsung Spyware Websites Mobile Device Management Cortana Superfish Multi-Factor Security Refrigeration Storage Virtual Reality Business Growth Current Events Computers Downtime Dark Web Public Speaking Patch Management Uninterrupted Power Supply Legal Lithium-ion battery Scam Cybercrime Google Calendar Dark Data Alt Codes Augmented Reality Going Green Display Net Neutrality Vulnerability Solid State Drive How To Knowledge Networking Legislation Undo Heating/Cooling IT service Typing Fun FCC VPN Hard Disk Drive Digital Payment Firefox Gadgets Operating System Unified Communications Experience Data Security Application Running Cable Comparison Virtualization Servers BDR Cryptocurrency BYOD Automation Virtual Desktop Title II Users Techology Laptop Specifications Server Management Google Maps Bitcoin Information Technology Communication Online Mail Merge Computer Care Google Docs Vendor Management Unified Threat Management Halloween Black Friday Statistics Windows 8 Google Wallet Writing Microsoft Excel Address User Training Quick Tips Automobile Wi-Fi User Error Scary Stories Cyber Monday Competition Bluetooth Drones Retail Bandwidth Corporate Profile Printer VoIP 5G Sports Smart Technology Social WannaCry Social Engineering Education Access Control Time Management Marketing Business Management Humor Deep Learning Distributed Denial of Service Cabling Hacks Tracking Health CCTV Alert Tech Support Document Management Electronic Medical Records Domains Mobile Computing Identity Theft Travel G Suite Notifications CrashOverride Botnet Upgrades Supercomputer Motion Sickness Taxes Crowdsourcing IT Budget Machine Learning 3D Printing Update IT Consultant Relocation Unsupported Software Meetings Chromebook Cleaning Private Cloud Mobile Data Webcam Emoji Work/Life Balance Error Point of Sale Black Market Law Enforcement Physical Security Paperless Office Twitter Gadget Staffing Administrator Personal Information Web Server Remote Computing Holiday Emergency GPS Computer Repair Cameras Processors