Virus and Malware Removal Service is one of PC Overhauls’ specialties. I have worked on thousands of infected Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 desktops, laptops and MAC OSX computers in the past 19 years.
Malware has changed over that time from worms to password and credit card stealing Trojan horse viruses, to adware and spyware toolbars and fake antivirus programs to modern ransomware and everything in between. I have experience with all of them.
Sometimes the damage is so severe that the system needs to be wiped clean and reloaded from scratch. You can learn about that process, the PC Overhaul, here. The PC Overhaul and virus removal service cost the same, so you will be charged for one or the other, not both.
Typical malware removal takes 24-48 hours depending on how sever the infection is, but can sometimes be done the same day.
Many people like the idea of having more than one antivirus product on their computer at the same time, but it’s actually a bad idea.
Antivirus programs search your system for
programs that are monitoring and sending information about your computer. And the other antivirus product will be doing just that. You end up with two (or more) antivirus products going to war, trying to disable and remove one another.
And when a virus is found, the multiple antivirus products may both detect it, but only one can remove it. This can lead to reports of viruses still being installed that are actually long gone.
Not to mention, because of the way they function, (scanning every file and process running on your computer and every connection to and from the internet) antivirus programs can slow your computer down. Running two or more of these programs which are battling with one another for control of your system will bring most computers to a standstill.