Trojan Horses

Viruses, Trojans, Worms and Malware

What is Malware?

The word 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 ?

The term computer virus removal is often used interchangeably with malware, though the two don’t actually have the same meaning. In the strictest sense, a virus is a program that copies itself and infects a PC, spreading from one file to another, and then from one PC to another when the files are copied or shared. Most viruses attach themselves to executable files, but some can target a master boot record, autorun scripts, MS Office macros, or even in some cases, arbitrary files.

Spyware

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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 nefarious way. This could include keylogging to learn your passwords, watching your searching habits, changing out your browser home and search pages, adding obnoxious browser toolbars, or just stealing your passwords and credit card numbers. Spyware removal

Scareware

Scareware is a relatively new type of attack, where a user is tricked into downloading what appears to be an antivirus application, which then proceeds to tell you that your PC is infected with hundreds of viruses, and can only be cleaned if you pay for a full license. Of course, these scareware applications are nothing more than malware that hold your PC hostage until you pay the ransom—in most cases, you can’t uninstall them or even use the PC.

Trojan Horses Install a Backdoor

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. The major difference between a virus and a trojan is that trojans don’t replicate themselves—they must be installed by an unwitting user. Computer Repair Las Vegas NV

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Worms Infect Through the Network

Computer worms use the network to send copies of themselves to other PCs, usually utilizing a security hole to travel from one host to the next, often automatically without user intervention. Because they can spread so rapidly across a network, infecting every PC in their path, they tend to be the most well-known type of malware, although many users still mistakenly refer to them as viruses. Because worms often exploit a network vulnerability, they are the one type of malware that can be partially prevented by making sure your firewall is enabled and locked down—you’ll still need an updated antivirus software, of course. Virus removal in Las Vegas done right!

Neon Computers | Las Vegas

 

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Neon Computers
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6830 S Rainbow Blvd Ste 150
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Great Service! We contacted Neon Computers because we needed someone to work with us on getting a virus removed from our home computer…they were fast and efficient and did a fantastic job! They are the best computer repair company in las vegas nv …hands down!Yahoo
I was looking for a reliable place to fix my Macbook Air’s fan & he immediately fixed it when the fan shipped in. He calls and leaves a voicemail to inform me that the fan arrived & I can drop it off. I will come here in the future for any computer problems =)Yelp
Took laptop there after dell was unable to help. Dropped laptop off for service at 1pm and had laptop back in working order by 10am next day. Peter was very knowledgeable. Very happy with service received.Yelp
Fair price. Quick Service. I was happy with service was ready next day. I asked if I needed more memory for my computer and he was very honest and told me what I had was perfectly adequate already. I like that he didn’t try selling me something I didn’t need. I had a bad video card in my desktop and he replaced with a better one. I feel price was right for service and part.Google+
I was going to Best Buy but I saw Neon Computers sign across the street and decided to stop by first there. They were able to remove the Virus from my computer the same day and it cost me probably twice as cheep as Best Buy. I’m so glad that I found them! Thanks! Oh, they repair iPhones and iPads too – they replaced the broken glass on me new iPad3 – how cool!Google+