crn5000-inc2015 BPTW logo
Contact us today!
(918) 770-8738

Integrated Business Technologies Blog

Integrated Business Technologies has been serving the Broken Arrow area since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Your Computer's Infected... What Do You Do Next?

It’s one of the most commonly-known computer issues: infection. There are plenty of threats out there that could potentially take hold of your PC. The question is, do you know how to proceed if one does? This blog will go into just that.

But first, some terms may need to be clarified: virus and malware. In reality, a virus is just one of the many forms of malware, which also covers spyware, Trojans, adware, and many other varieties of computer threats. However, the term “antivirus” is so well-known due to some awareness-based marketing, software systems that protect against other forms of malware are still given this title.

Now that the terminology of virus/malware has been covered, it is important to know how to remove these threats from your system.

First, at bare minimum, you should call in an MSP, like Integrated Business Technologies, to oversee the process. Observation by a professional will help you to avoid making a mistake that only makes the situation worse. Better yet, you should entrust Integrated Business Technologies to handle the monitoring and maintenance of your systems, so they will take care of issues such as these. In fact, these issues can often be avoided in the first place.

Integrated Business Technologies will remotely access your PC and take the steps necessary to remove the malware. Removing temporary files will help the scan progress faster, and might even remove some hidden malware in the process. Once your systems have been scanned and the infected files have been cleaned out, your web browser and your operating system may need to be repaired or reinstalled. This is one reason that it is so important to keep a backup, so any local files won’t be lost with the OS reinstall.

Once your system is cleaned out and restored, Integrated Business Technologies will make sure that programs designed to protect against malware are installed. All of your programs should be kept up-to-date, in order to make sure they are as protected as possible against attack from viruses or other malwares. We can even provide enterprise-level antivirus that we will monitor for updates and maintain to ensure your business has optimal security.

It is also a good idea to change the passwords to any of your online accounts, as the malware may have recorded them. Once the infection has been removed, make sure your staff knows how to identify the risk factors that indicate when they may be infected.

Let us know how we can help protect your business against malware by calling (918) 770-8738.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Free Consultation

      Sign up today for a
      FREE Network Consultation

      How secure is your IT infrastructure?
      Let us evaluate it for free!

      Sign up Now!


      Tag Cloud

      Security Technology Privacy Business Management Managed Service Provider Tip of the Week Internet Microsoft Saving Money Cloud Productivity Business Computing Workplace Tips Backup Best Practices IT Services Hackers Hosted Solutions IT Support Mobile Devices Hardware Business Network Malware Email Small Business Software Data Communication Smartphones Windows Server Upgrade Mobile Device Management Business Continuity VoIP Virtualization Microsoft Office Google Efficiency Disaster Recovery Miscellaneous Mobile Office Computer Gadgets Vendor Management Innovation Social Media Quick Tips Windows 10 Mobile Computing Holiday WiFi Bring Your Own Device Smartphone Best Practice User Tips Passwords BYOD Spam Users Trending Remote Monitoring Wireless Technology Operating System Apple Remote Computing Going Green Android History Alert Internet of Things The Internet of Things Content Filtering Current Events Information Technology Firewall Big Data IT Solutions Unified Threat Management Lithium-ion Battery Save Money Office IT Consultant Managed IT services Browser Network Security Tech Support Humor Ransomware Saving Time Gmail Avoiding Downtime Hard Drives App Analytics Customer Relationship Management Facebook Data Management Windows 8 Printer Office Tips Retail Phishing Artificial Intelligence IT service Apps Application Managed IT Data Backup Business Growth Virus Maintenance Fax Server Customer Service Hacking Computers Phone System Outlook Health Outsourced IT Collaboration Marketing Excel Antivirus Recovery Social Mobile Device Digital Payment Running Cable PowerPoint VPN Risk Management Training Employer-Employee Relationship iPhone Co-Managed IT Password Administration Presentation Computer Repair Proactive IT Budget Router Inbound Marketing Automation Programming Document Management User Net Neutrality Cybersecurity Analyitcs IBM Money Education Mobility Safety File Sharing Licensing Settings Hosted Solution Social Networking Wireless Data storage Chrome Save Time Display Cybercrime Tablet Robot Hiring/Firing Printing Help Desk End of Support LiFi User Error Intranet Website Business Intelligence Statistics Files Competition Augmented Reality Network Congestion Data Recovery Downtime Piracy Two-factor Authentication Search Sports Virtual Desktop USB Point of Sale Business Owner Mouse Encryption Project Management Hacker Regulations Touchscreen YouTube Typing Networking IP Address Google Drive How To Bandwidth Refrigeration Cryptocurrency Disaster Data Security Google Docs Specifications Wearable Technology Flexibility Cost Management Conferencing Bitcoin Digital Signature Software Tips Techology Memory Macro PC Care Laptop Alerts communications Value Hacks Disaster Resistance Wi-Fi Documents eBay Entrepreneur Remote Support Unified Communications Leadership Halloween SaaS Skype Managed IT Services Undo Streaming Media New Additions People IT Consulting 5G Print Server Gaming Console PDF Text Messaging Work Station Scary Stories Telephony LinkedIn Data loss Computing Congratulations Data Breach Office 365 Law Firm IT Monitors Video Surveillance Recycling Deep Learning Windows 8.1 Update Best Available Tip of the week Domains Google Wallet Technology Laws Fun Writing Word Private Cloud Public Speaking Drones Adminstration Unified Threat Management Cortana Bluetooth Social Engineering 3D eWaste Buisness Identities Online Currency Public Cloud Virtual Private Network Backups Knowledge Environment Computer Accessories CIO Solid State Drive Sync Redundancy Legal Scam Samsung Debate Experience Compliance Troubleshooting Heating/Cooling Twitter Alt Codes Scheduling Company Culture Mobile Device Managment Consumers Crowdfunding

      Top Blog

      Basically, any machine that uses fans and vents to cool itself can overheat if airflow is restricted. If you have used a laptop on your lap for an extended session, then you know what we are talking about when the computer becomes hot to the touch. Every portable device is designed a little diffe...