Viruses and malware can be spread through emails, instant messaging, social networking, infected websites and from illegal file-sharing sites.

They are often designed to remain undetected; disabling your existing security software and changing your computer settings to prevent their detection and removal.

They may steal passwords and other personal information, try to fool you into paying for fake antivirus or other software or use your computer to send out spam. Over the last few years the attacks have become more sophisticated with ransomware attacks that encrypt your data or other scams that lock your computer until you to pay a “Police” fine to be circulating. If you are affected by a virus or other malware just give us a call.