Increased Virus Activity

This week has seen a drastic increase in the number of calls I've received about virus infections.

These sudden spates of higher than average infections is something I see on a reasonably regular basis, in the region of every one to two months, and lasting for anywhere up to two weeks.

It's not uncommon for these infections to be caused by the same, or similar types of viruses or spyware, and quite frequently are of the type commonly referred to as fraudware. This particular type of spyware attempts to pass itself off as a legitimate anti-virus or anti-spyware program and convince you that your system is badly infected so that you purchase their software.

These types of infections are a perfect example of why you should know what anti-virus software you have installed, and have a familiarity for it so you can easily distinguish these fraudulent programs from your legitimate anti-virus software.

If your one of the unlucky ones to pick up one of these infections doing the rounds there is no need to panic, simply call and arrange a service call to get rid of that infection and get back up and running as soon as possible.