Ransomware Removal, Prevention and Recovery

Certified Malware Removal Specialist

You see on the screen that message saying “Your data has been encrypted and is unusable”  Please send $600 in bitcoins to…”  We use the best available anti ransomware programs to do their best in keeping these infections from happening.  However, no IT company can guarantee that they will catch everything.  Removal of the Ransomware infection is the easy part, and not the real issue.  The big issue is, how long it is going to take to recover from this attack!  Do you have the correct type of backup process in place? Did you know that there are different types of backups depending on the type of device and your tolerance for being unable to work after an attack.  See our Backup and Disaster Recovery page for more information.

If you are in the Houston Metro area including locations such as Spring, Tomball, The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, Cypress, then contact us and we will perform our Cyber Shield Protection Audit to uncover where you may be at risk.

Virus Removal and Virus Protection

Are you experiencing unexpected crashes, strange pop-up windows or a slow running system? This could be a sign of a Malware infection that could be jeopardizing your personal information such as sending to a hacker your private banking information.  We use the best available anti-malware products that will alert and report to us, when it detects a possible infection.  Used in conjunction with our “Real Time Firewall Log Alert and Analysis” it is possible to capture and report on the fact that information is leaking out of your private network to known bad places (IP addresses).  We can then permanently block these leaks.   

We are certified malware removal specialist as certified by Mr. Ken Dwight also known is the Virus Doctor

If you suspect that you have a Malware problem here in the Tomball, The Woodlands, Spring, Cypress and greater Houston Metro Area contact us here at The Best Geeks.

Symptoms of a Spyware or Adware Infection

Spyware is a type of software that records any activity on your computer, such as keystrokes or other information that you type. Often times, Spyware is hidden inside the software of programs like screen savers, free games, or something that is likely to grab your attention. This software is often used to get credit card information and/or private information that could lead to identity theft. In order to spot this infection early, here are some clear signs that your system may be infected with Spyware:

  • When you type a specific web address into your browser, but are taken to a completely different site
  • Your mouse, home page or search engine program unexpectedly changes
  • New toolbars, favorites or links start showing up on your browser that you didn’t intentionally add
  • Your system suddenly starts running very slowly
  • Pop up ads show up without being connected to the Internet

History and Future of Viruses

Gone are the days where viruses were made for fun by some kid in his basement. Now, billions of dollars are being made by hackers overseas (many of which are paid by their foreign governments). The United States has no jurisdiction to prosecute these offenders. Whether your computer is showing symptoms of an infection is really not the most important thing to consider.  In today’s cyber-attack world you must have the best available protection from Ransomware and Malware to protect your business. It costs far less to be proactive than reactive, so let us help get you started! Contact Us at The Best Geeks today to learn more.

Potential viruses can capture personal information, such as bank account numbers and passwords, which can severely harm your business and put you at risk for identity theft. A ransomware attack which started with the now infamous Cryptolocker Virus can encrypt your entire hard drive, or just the data on the drive. It will spread to your file server and corrupt it as well which could be devastating  Most recently we were made aware that there are companies that make ransomware generation and tracking software for around $400 for hackers to use to target their victims.  Complete with a 100% money back guarantee and a help desk to help the criminals be more successful in their cyber-attacks. 

You must take action now!  According to Symantec research and the National Cyber Security Alliance: 60% of small businesses will close within 6 months of a cyber-attack! You must have the best available ransomware and virus protection as well as a well thought out disaster recovery plan. What will happen to you if your business is part of that 60%?

Contact Us today and let our experts put in place the best possible protection ransomware and virus prevention and recovery for your business.