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Computer Virus Removal Service for Long Island New York
In the event you experience a Virus, Spyware, or Malware intrusion, LIComputerfix is ready to recover your data and restore your computer back to its normal operations

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Onsite Virus Removal
Onsite Virus Removal
$75 an hour - 1 hour minimum
Long Island New York Only
*Onsite Virus Removal Services for Manhattan NYC is conducted at $150 an hour with a 2 Hour Minimum.




Data Backup & Recovery

Onsite Data Backup & Recovery Services
$75 an hour - 1 hour minimum
Long Island New York Only
*Onsite Data Backup and Recovery Services for Manhattan NYC is conducted at $150 an hour with a 2 Hour Minimum.

Computer Rebuild Rebuild Service $99 Flat!
(Long Island New York Only)
This computer rebuild service is for when you have a known virus and you simply want to reformat your computer without any data backup. All viruses are eradicated and the operating system is like new and you pc is back to factory condition.
*Replacement parts not included. *Manhattan NYC $199 per Computer

LIComputerfix is a complete computer repair and virus removal service. We cover both Nassau and Suffolk County and parts of the Triboro area. We can help you remove any virus, adware, or spyware that may have gotten onto you computer. We can also set up the appropriate antivirus software and security ,and configure it for you, so future virus threats are diminished significantly. We can recover any desktop PC, or notebook, and get you back online as quickly as possible.

By using your description of the computer problem, and running multiple scans, LIComputerfix will be able assist you or your company, in diagnosing what is causing your PC's malfunction.

Our experts can configure and set up your Anti-Virus software for your home or company for you. We can install the latest version of any antivirus software for you on location, and then make sure its fully updated and working properly. Then by implementing and scheduling scanning processes and updates, we will help ensure that a virus' never reach your computer and networks in the first place.

We can deploy Anti-Virus Corporate roll-outs for larger environments, or just help you configure your home computer.We can also help you develop a backup routine so in the event a virus does make it to your systems, your data remains safe!

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How to Remove a Known or Found Virus...

1) First, you always need to update your virus definitions especially when dealing with new viruses. The update is essential because without the most recent virus definitions, a new viruses can be on your computer, and a scan won't recognize them. That is why your scan can come up with "no virus found", and your computer continues to malfunction.

2) After your virus definitions are up to date, then run a disk scan of your entire "c: drive" or hard drive.

3) After a scan is completed, and viruses are detected you may either delete or quarantine the virus so it no longer is a threat to your machine.

4) Delete all Quarantined viruses. The virus removal is complete when all remnants of it are gone. LIComputerfix recommends that you follow the directions of each software's recommended choice on whether or not to delete the file. Deletetion of system files can literally destroy your computer and then you are forced to rebuild.

5) Finally if your antivirus software is able to remove the virus great, but we recommend you repeat your scanning process a second or third time, until the scan comes up "0" Zero viruses found. It is even a good idea to restart the computer after a "0" Zero viruses found message and then scan your PC one more additional time.

A practical thing to do is schedule a automatic scan to start at 4am while you are asleep and leave the machine on periodically overnight so this process doesn't interfere with your use.

 

What is a Virus?
A computer virus is a self-replicating program containing code that explicitly copies itself and can "infect" and damage other programs by modifying them or their environment such that a call to an infected program implies a call to a (possibly evolved) copy of the virus. The longer you operate a PC or notebook with a infected computer, you are essentially increasing the chances of data loss, and possibly corrupting other computers.

It All Boils Down to the Code
A computer virus is simply a set of computer instructions or computer code that is written by some unscrupulous person. This code is attached to some part of the normal computer operating system or computer program. Instructions in this code tell the computer to perform some task. This task is often a destructive one, such as deleting important information or crashing the hard disk. However, there are other benign viruses that may be only a slight aggravation. Some viruses have been known to do nothing more than put a large happy face on your computer screen.


How Does a Computer Get a Virus?

Just as a human virus is passed from person to person, a computer virus is passed from computer to computer. A virus can be attached to any file that you copy to your computer. If you download files from the Internet or copy programs or files from friends on floppy disks, you are very susceptible to viruses. Actually, anytime that you download files or put a floppy disk into your computer, you are susceptible to viruses.

Many viruses are spread through e-mail. Generally, you cannot get a virus from simply reading e-mail. Certain types of today's viruses, like Klez, are different. They are very dangerous because you do not even have to open an e-mail attachment to release the virus. Just opening the e-mail itself can release the dangerous bug.

Under normal circumstances, a virus becomes active when you execute a program that contains the virus. For instance, if you download a program from the Internet and it is infected with a virus, the virus will attack your computer when you activate the program. Viruses are everywhere. Although it is rare, viruses have even been found in commercial shrink-wrapped software.

How Do I Know If My PC Has a Virus?
The trigger that activates the virus can be almost anything. For instance, the virus can be activated the minute it is installed. On the other hand, it may initiate its dirty work the next time you start your computer. In many cases, a virus resides inside your computer in an inactive state, waiting for a certain event to happen. Like having a physical virus in your body, you can have a virus in your computer system and not even know it. A virus can wait patiently in your system and attack only on a certain date. Of course, in the time between the moment you contracted the virus and the time it made itself known to you, you may have innocently spread the virus to others.

Stop Viruses Before They Attack
A computer virus can do extensive damage. It can crash your hard disk. It can destroy all or some of your data. Many viruses do weird little things that adversely affect your computer. The most usual symptom of a computer virus is erratic behavior. The destruction can happen at any rate of speed and can affect almost any part of the computer. Viruses can spread quickly through today's intricate cyber world. If your computer starts to act a little weird, the first thing to do is to check for a virus.

If you are smart, you will stop viruses before they enter your computer. You can do this by purchasing a good virus protection program. Such a program will check all files for viruses. Once installed, an antivirus program can be set to work in the background. It will check all files before they enter your computer and will alert you if a virus is detected before it contaminates your system. If a virus is detected, your antivirus program will quarantine or eliminate it so that it cannot harm your computer.

Be very careful to purchase a virus protection program that matches your operating system. If you use a Mac, buy a virus protection program made especially for Macintosh computers. If you use Windows 98 or Me or XP, select a program that was written specifically for your operating system. Don't try to use a virus protection program that was written for Windows 95 on a Windows XP machine; this will really mess up your computer.

Keep Virus Protection Software Up-to-date
New viruses are written everyday. It seems that there are many people in the world who have a lot of time on their hands and a slightly warped idea of how to use their intelligence. Luckily, companies like McAfee, Symantec, and Panda Software are constantly scouting for new viruses and updating their antivirus software tools. They use any of a growing arsenal of weapons to detect and fight viruses.

In order to take advantage of these new antivirus shields, you must update your antivirus program on a regular basis. The company that manufactured your antivirus software will provide constant updates as they find new viruses. You should make arrangements to get these updates regularly to be sure that your computer is completely protected. Go to the Web site of your antivirus manufacturer to download new virus updates, or definitions as they are often called. Some newer antivirus programs automatically update your antivirus protection as well as the antivirus definitions when you log onto the Internet through a process called live update or online virus scan.

When you purchase a virus protection program, be sure to check out the company's update program. Some manufacturers give you free updates; others do not. If you already own a virus protection program but have never updated it, see the documentation that came with your program or contact the company that created your program to check on their update policy. If your program did not come with free updates or if you have already used up your free updates, you can purchase additional updates, usually for a nominal fee.

To keep you protected as much as possible, I recommend purchasing antivirus software that updates automatically. If you update your virus protection manually, a weekly update is mandatory; a daily update may be a good idea in today's virus-infested atmosphere.

Viruses and the people who write them are intriguing subjects. For more detailed information on the different types of viruses and how they work, visit the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center or check out the Virus Bulletin. Although the Virus Bulletin is a technical journal, it will give you good solid information and links to virus information and antivirus products.

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