What is a computer virus?
A computer virus is a small software program that spreads from one computer to another computer and that interferes with computer operation. A computer virus may corrupt or delete data on a computer, use an e-mail program to spread the virus to other computers, or even delete everything on the hard disk.
Despite giving us the world at our finger tips, the internet has also given us a constant battle against viruses, spyware, adware and malware.
Chances are that even with your best efforts to prevent an infection, sooner or later a virus is bound to make its way past your defences and infect your computer, putting it and your data at risk.
If you find yourself with a virus that you cant remove, give us a call and we will get right on it.
Have you ever found yourself pressing the wrong button and all your files have suddenly dissapeared?
Do not fear! We can recover your lost files, family photos from damaged, failed or corrupted secondary storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. The most common "data recovery" scenario involves an operating system (OS) failure (typically on a single-disk, single-partition, single-OS system), in which case the goal is simply to copy all wanted files to another disk.
Another scenario involves a disk-level failure, such as a compromised file system or disk partition, or a hard disk failure. In any of these cases, the data cannot be easily read. Depending on the situation, solutions involve repairing the file system, partition table or master boot record, or hard disk recovery techniques ranging from software-based recovery of corrupted data to hardware replacement on a physically damaged disk. If hard disk recovery is necessary, the disk itself has typically failed permanently, and the focus is rather on a one-time recovery, salvaging whatever data can be read.
In a third scenario, files have been "deleted" from a storage medium. Normally, deleted files are not erased immediately; instead, references to them in the directory structure are removed, and the space they occupy is made available for later overwriting. In the meantime, the original file may be restored.