You might need a nerd if…

  • Your computer is running slowly
  • Your computer has frozen more than once in the last week
  • Your computer suddenly takes abnormally long to start
  • Your computer has recently turned off without warning
  • You can’t find personal files or your computer tells you that files are missing
  • You see unexpected error messages that are not related
  • Your hardware suddenly does not function as usual

Viruses are everywhere today, and you are bound to get one eventually, no matter what type of protection software you use. Virus removal started as something similar to finding a needle in a haystack. Nerds on Call has virus experts that know were to look for common infections, and how to get rid of them. Call or click to get a Nerds point of view on your virus removal questions.

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Questions nerds often hear about Virus Removal Yuba City

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.

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