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Malware, Spyware, Trojan and Virus Removal

What's the difference?

Malware is short for malicious software, and is a general term used to describe all of the viruses, worms, spyware, and pretty much anything that is specifically designed to cause harm to your PC or steal your information.

Viruses attach themselves mostly to executable files, but some can target a master boot record, autorun scripts, MS Office macros, or even in some cases, arbitrary files. Many of these viruses, like CIH, are designed to render your PC completely inoperable, while others simply delete or corrupt your files.

Spyware is any software installed on your PC that collects your information without your knowledge, and sends that information back to the creator so they can use your personal information in some unlawful way. Spyware doesn't usually kill your PC but generally those that have one spyware application installed also have a dozen more. Once you've got that many pieces of software spying on you, your PC is going to become slow.

Trojan horses are applications that look like they are doing something innocuous, but secretly have malicious code that does something else. In many cases, trojans will create a backdoor that allows your PC to be remotely controlled, either directly or as part of a botnet (a network of computers also infected with a trojan or other malicious software). 

There will continue be more on more of these online threats, some like Ransomware will encrypt your files and only release if you pay a ransom.

Whatever the problem we are available to help and can help remove and protect you from these threats.

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