So, your computer is infected with a virus. What do you do now? Panic? Throw your device into Calgary’s Bow River? You may feel like it, but hold off for now. There are simpler, more effective steps to rescue your system.
Before we dive into the world of digital triage, let's get our terminology right. 'Malware' and 'virus' often get used interchangeably, but they are distinct. A virus is a type of malware, but not all malware are viruses. Viruses are malicious programs that replicate and attach themselves to clean files, spreading throughout your system. Malware, on the other hand, is a broader term encompassing all types of malicious software, including viruses, spyware, worms, ransomware, and more.
Home Users' Quick Fix Guide:
Tips for Business Users:
For businesses, the stakes are higher with a potential virus infection. Here’s your first line of action:
If you suspect this could be a more sinister malware infection, or if you're a Calgary business without a dedicated IT department, don’t risk going it alone. Contact Lumitiv, Calgary’s premier IT support team. We're here to secure your systems and protect your peace of mind, ensuring that your business remains resilient in the face of any IT adversity.