We went to Whitnash near Leamington Spa on Tuesday the 21st of Feburary for a computer repair, to find a Trojan virus that was designed look like a police fine to scare users in to paying for a fake fine, Pretty easy to remove it took about an hour with updating the antivirus to a newer version and checking all clear happily virus removal a success.
Good Morning, Today we are starting on a Desktop PC at Warwickgates. This PC was dead with no power so first of all we tried a new Power Supply Unit which resulted in no change so at this point we changed tactic and removed the video card and memory boards gave them a clean and retested still the same no power, next was to reseat the processor this fixed the machine and it was able to run. (if it had not worked it could have been a faulty memory stick processor or even the mother board and because of the age would probably have been uneconomic to repair).
Although the machine was now working this was not the end as it seemed some one had been playing on less reputable sites and had filled the machine with malware so much so that the machine ran like an old 286( the PC was running extremely slow), so we cleaned up the machine and got it running much better.
This afternoon we are with a customer in Whitnash Removing a root kit virus from his desktop PC. A rootkit Virus is a virus that attaches it’s self to a main system file and can be pretty hard to find.