Tag - Virus Removal

Virus Computer Repair

Just What is a Computer Virus?

It is like catching the cold virus, it is spread by other people through bacteria, reproducing until the system is infected and sick. It is one of the most common computer repair issues that are out there. No one wants a virus, it does not feel good, and they restrict your activity as well as keep people at a distance from you. The computer virus acts much like the biological virus in that it has the same effects, only [...]

Virus

Why am I infected with this virus?

Whether it's Conflickr or a new fake anti-spyware program, it seems like spyware and viruses are inescapable for any computer connected to the Internet. It's estimated that the amount spent annually on security software in the United States has risen to over $800 million in recent years, but computers are still getting infected daily. Why aren't we virus free yet? The answer lies in the nature of malicious programming. Computer viruses don't spring up out of nowhere, they're designed by [...]

Fake Anti-virus

Is this a real anti-virus program?

Over in the Geek Choice office,  one of the more common problems clients ask us to assist them with are phony solicitations for anti-malware programs. When browsing the internet, users encounter bogus virus and spyware alerts that prompt them to input personal information: Credit card # Checking Account # Social security # Address and telephone # These are more commonly referred to as "Phishing" viruses. Understandably, many of them are concerned about surrendering such sensitive information, worried that it’ll be used for purposes other [...]

Microsoft Security Essentials is the #1 Free anti-malware tool

A few blog posts ago, I touched upon Microsoft Security Essentials' recent accolades from AV-Comparatives, an anti-malware testing group that compares various anti-malware solutions and ranks them accordingly. As reported, Microsoft Security Essentials is one of just two anti-malware packages -- the other being F-Secure Anti-Virus 2010 -- that were rated "very fast" in every test category included in the company's comparisons. Adding to that initial honor, AV-Comparatives has also given Microsoft Security Essentials the award for the best performance [...]

A new Trojan that cleverly invades your bank account

Geek Choice is always staying on top of the latest malware to emerge from underbelly of the internet. In addition to providing the best onsite technical assistance in this industry, we pride ourselves on alerting you to the latest pests to watch out for. Most recently, hapless internet users have fallen prey to the URLZone Trojan, a decidedly nasty bug that rewrites their online bank statements to conceal fraud. This bug is tucked away on websites – many of them legitimate [...]

When to Repair and When to Replace.

One of the most frequently asked questions in this field is:  should I pay for computer repair or get a new computer instead?  This isn't as tough to figure out as it sounds.  Some people have an emotional attachment to their computers that makes it a bit more difficult than it has to be, but usually it's pretty simple.  So, let's go over how to make the decision to repair or replace. As a PC repair technician when I am [...]

Grand Opening

Welcome to the new GeekChoiceBlog.com, the blog for Geek Choice, the best on-site computer repair company around.  In business since 1996 and  headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts we are a nationwide computer service company specializing in:  Computer Setup, Spyware Removal, Virus Removal, Data Backup and Recovery, Wireless Networking, Network Setup, Computer Repair, Firewalls, and much more. We hope to provide you with the latest news and updates that you need to keep up to date with the world of computers and [...]

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