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A hacker is someone who creates programs intended to use others'' computers without their permission

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. We don’t just treat the symptoms of viruses. We remove viruses.  We don’t just remove the viruses either; we ensure you won’t be bothered by them again. We clean up damage and install preventative measures, like virus protection software. Some of the things we can help you with are:
  • Anti-virus installation
  • “Blue screen of death” fixes
  • Damaged data recovery
  • Safe internet behavior tutorials
  • Pop-up error message taming
We don’t want to just get rid of the virus and run off. We want to make sure that you can browse the internet safely. The internet is a lot like Portland, it has a lot to offer if you know where to look, but it can be dangerous if you wander into the wrong places. We want to make sure you know where to avoid and how to stay safe while navigating the virtual streets. So if viruses are making the internet a scary place to be, give us a call! Our friendly nerds can be your guides to keep you safe. Click the chat below or call us at 503-452-6112 to get started cleaning up your computer!

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Questions nerds often hear about Virus Removal

  • How did I get this virus?

    Viruses rely on tricking a user of your computer. Most viruses come along with an offer that seems to good to be true: the perfect answer to your obscure Google search or those compromising pictures of you that a stranger is claiming to have...

  • Does a hacker have all of my information?

    Probably not. Most viruses are simple piece of code designed to do one task. Sometimes a hacker is just trying to annoy people, sometimes control their computer, or gather information en masse. Viruses are by definition 'dumb.' They are not targeted attacks; they are simply designed to have as wide a reach as possible.

  • How do I get rid of a virus without calling someone?

    Most viruses can be removed with free software and the steps listed on this page. However, computers that have had many viruses or especially pervasive viruses may require more intensive steps. These can cause data loss and should be performed by a trained professional.