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What is Malware...
And how do I get rid of it?

What is Malware?

Short for "malicious software," malware refers to software programs designed to damage or do other unwanted actions on a computer system. In Spanish, "mal" is a prefix that means "bad," making the term "badware," which is a good way to remember it (even if you're not Spanish).

Common examples of malware include viruses, worms, trojan horses, and spyware. Viruses, for example, can cause havoc on a computer's hard drive by deleting files or directory information. Spyware can gather data from a user's system without the user knowing it. This can include anything from the Web pages a user visits to personal information, such as credit card numbers.

Definition from

The Tech Terms Dictionary

Common Malware signs

Here are some common signs that your computer is infected with some form of malware:
  • Increased CPU usage
  • Slow computer or web browser speeds
  • Problems connecting to networks
  • Emails/messages being sent automatically and without user’s knowledge (a friend receives a strange email from you that you did not send)
  • Modified or deleted files
  • Freezing or crashing
  • Appearance of strange files, programs, or desktop icons
  • Strange computer behavior
  • Programs running, turning off, or reconfiguring themselves (malware will often reconfigure or turn off antivirus and firewall programs)

Our Technique

   We don't just run a mix of common virus removal programs, which can be outsmarted by many of today's viruses, spyware, and other "badware".

Our technicians are trained "Malware Removal Specialists" (malicious-software-killing ninjas). Trained in the art of malware remediation (using specialized tools and knowledge of malware behavior, and their favorite hiding spots) to seek and destroy the malware manually).

This allows us to catch nasty programs that might have escaped a normal anti-virus program's detection.


Complete malware removal included with any Tune-up!

Malware can remove important files, mess with your settings, and cause general havok in your computer.
So it isn't enough to just remove the malware; you also have to repair the damage it did.

That's why we combine a complete system tune-up with every malware removal. 

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