While the incidences of new malware, spyware, trojans and other threats against computers continue to rise this quarter's numbers show that the older viruses are still out there infecting new computers every day.
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Palm Springs, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2011
The google virus was this quarter's most frequently requested virus removal as announced by leading remote computer repair company My Computer Expert. The virus also commonly called the google redirect virus is especially frustrating to users and is very difficult for most users who aren't technically inclined to remove. Approximately 36% of all virus removal requests this quarter were for this particular virus which shows just how pernicious this infection can be and how frustrating it is for those who have computers infected with it.
Users who have their PCs contaminated with this infection often find they are prevented from doing even the most basic of searches on the search engine Google. The google redirect causes users infected with this virus who click on a regular search listing to often be taken to a different website than the user wanted. Many times the websites the infected computer shows contains additional malware, spyware or other viruses that are then automatically downloaded onto the infected PC which further exacerbates the computer owner's problems. As one would expect PC users often get quite frustrated with the multitude of issues these effects cause. Due to the insidious nature of the infection and the fact that often there is more than one malware, trojan or virus associated with it, it can be quite difficult for most users to remove on their own.
AV Security Suite Removal was also frequently requested during this quarter. AV security suite is often referred to as 'ransomware' or 'scareware.' It pretends to be a legitimate anti-virus program that alerts infected users that their computer has been compromised and details the problems and issues that need to be fixed in order to restore the PC to good working order. This is through a series of annoying pop ups that look like real notices to most users. The problems and issues shown by the program are not legitimate but the virus seeks to induce computer owners to pay a fee to remove them. The virus prevents users from doing almost all computer functions and basically makes the PC useless.
"AV Security Suite works works the same way as another prevalent infection that was seen frequently this quarter. Security shield virus removal was also one of the most requested removals," said Jeff Godels, President of My Computer Expert. "The security shield virus is very similar to AV security suite in that it announces that the PC is infected with various viruses. What makes security shield such a frustrating virus is that it attaches itself to every program on the PC. This means that every time you try to open a program notification of a virus pops up."
Other often requested removals this summer include: windows repair, system tool, thinkpoint and tdss rootkit. The removal of these infections is often very baffling and discouraging for many PC owners to try to get rid of on their own. Most users find it a time consuming, frustrating process. While the incidences of new malware, spyware, trojans and other threats against computers continue to rise this quarter's numbers show that the older viruses are still out there infecting new computers every day.
My Computer Expert
My Computer Expert is a leading remote computer repair company that specializes in virus removal, speeding up slow computers, installing software, installing and troubleshooting printer and wifi network issues and much more. My Computer Expert has experience removing many viruses including: google redirect, av security suite, security shield, tdss rootkit, system tool, thinkpoint and the windows repair virus to name just a few. My Computer Expert's computer technicians are available 24 hours a day and are based entirely in the USA. My Computer Expert provides a money back guarantee on all remote repair services.
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