It seems to be happening a lot. All of a sudden when you click on a link to download a file Internet Explorer downloads the file and then tells you that your security settings won’t let you download or open this file.
When it happens you’re probably like everyone else and wonder what just happened. The first time you may even disregard it thinking Whew! Internet Explorer just saved me from getting something bad.
You May Be Infected With Powelicks Or More
The bad news is that Internet Explorer didn’t just save you from getting a virus but gave you a clue that you may already have one. There is a really bad virus out there called Powelicks that not only opens up the door for other Malware and Viruses. It also slowly but surely causes a slew of problems for you on your computer.
Some of the signs are a number of run.dll processes running, Internet Explorer not allowing you to download files and your computer becoming slower and slower. The good news is that there is a fairly easy way to remove it but the problem is that it opens the door for a number of other threats to make it into your computer that your antivirus program probably won’t see either.
Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned Of Viruses And Malware
Antivirus programs are a great tool. Most of the better ones will not only detect a lot of Viruses and Malware but they will automatically clean them too. The really bad thing about an Antivirus or AntiMalware program is that they usually give you a false sense of security.
If I had a dime every time I heard someone say that I don’t have a virus my Antivirus program says I’m clean I would be on a world cruise right now. The unfortunate truth is that simply means that something got past your Antivirus program either because it didn’t know how to detect it or it was hidden by something else that made it onto your computer system. Bottom line is like almost 100,000,000 other computers in the U.S. alone you are infected and your computer needs to be cleaned because it just gets worse from here.
Under $100 or $200 Not Hundreds Of Dollars To Get Clean
There are definitely things in the Computer Tech industry that eerk me. Just like there are things that eerk anyone else. One of the things that bother me the most is the fact that people are forced to pay over $200 to have a virus removed from their computer. Many of the big retail chains actually start out at $199 and end up averaging $329!
I’m sorry but in my view that is beyond ridiculous. Many people have computers or laptops that they only spend $350 to $400 for and then have to pay almost that much just to get Viruses or Malware removed later down the road. Gouging is the first thing that comes to mind. People pay it simply because they think they have no other choice and don’t want to loose what is important to them on their computer.
How Much Should You Pay For Virus and Malware Removal You Ask
The top question about removing viruses and malware from your computer is “How Much?”. This does very according to location but not as much as it used to. The national average for a virus removal from a privately owned computer store is around $169. The major retailers usually start out around $199 and add on.
With remote computer repair becoming more and more popular the cost has decreased to around $80 on the average. Remote computer repair has really started revolutionizing the industry since the computer owner doesn’t have to go to a store and doesn’t have to wait to get their computer back. The problem is making sure the ones doing the remote computer repair are honest and reputable.
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