A rootkit is a piece of software that runs at the same level as your operating system's administrator
A trojan horse is a type of malware that poses as another piece of software to trick you into installing it
In Portland, like any big city, there are many threats to our safety.
Just like physical safety, there are digital threats that are hard to
understand, but can impose on our happiness and security. Some have
simple fixes, like running virus scanners, but some of these threats
that we call “malware” can fly under the radar and evade us.
Like it or not, these threats don’t just go away and there are still
ones which persist despite our best efforts. Wouldn’t it be great if
someone in Portland was here for us to fix these terrible problems
that was friendly, courteous, professional and knowledgeable?
Though I’m sure you saw this one coming – these incredibly skilled,
helpful people are called Nerds! At the Portland Nerds On Call,
every one of us is dedicated to making sure you think so too!
Give us a call or click the chat icon below if you might have been
attacked by malware! We’ll check it out for you and if so, we will
make sure you get a free estimate and everything that you will need to
evaluate the situation for yourself and decide if it’s worth it!
That’s the beauty of Nerds On Call! We know that the malware needs
removal, but we want to establish good relations with you, unlike what
often happens with technical support agents, who don’t work very
long or hard at making sure that you are cared for as well as your
operating environment. So if you’re ready to get service from the best,
let us help you over the phone or when you click the chat icon you see
on the right side of your screen!
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Questions nerds often hear about Malware Removal
Will malware make me lose my data?
Malware can take many forms. Many of these will cause your computer to act in an unstable fashion. While most malware does not directly erase data, you should make a backup of everything you hold dear
Rootkit Removal Portland
There’s a very specialized type of malware called a root kit. These insidious programs can install themselves onto your computer and wreak massive havoc – we’re talking remote control of your computer – they can literally engulf your entire operating system and run it like a puppeteer. Once they have control of your system, they can allow other viruses on to steal your information and destroy your computer. The worst part of all of this is that they are borderline-undetectable. Traditional virus scanners can’t pick them up because they run outside your operating system. They’re like the Charles Manson of viruses.
Life in Portland isn’t always safe, despite how nice the city can be. There’s heavy traffic, dangerous neighborhoods, and rampant computer viruses. And these viruses are pretty nasty things. They infect your computer, spread to all areas, and keep your computer from functioning the way it should. They’re a lot like real viruses and like real viruses; they can be pretty difficult to remove. That’s where Nerds On Call comes in – here at home right in Portland.
What if I told you there were spies in Portland? Well it’s true, but don’t bother calling the FBI just yet. Today’s spies aren’t the dashing and dapper James Bond or the seductive and sultry Mata Hari. They’re hackers – malicious programmers writing malicious programs to do things like steal your credit card information or social security numbers.