Believe it or not, most malware and viruses are not just designed to make your life difficult (although some are). There is, in fact, lots of money being made from them. Much of the malicious software out there is designed to take control of your system, to steal your information, or simply click on revenue generating ads.
Unfortunately, as long as there is money to be made, people will keep producing malicious software. In this arena, the good guys are always playing catch up. As soon as a new virus is released security companies scramble to update the virus profile to keep your virus protection working. This means, even if you update your virus definitions religiously, you are still at risk for a short period before new definitions are released.
If you are unfortunate enough to have been infected, the first thing to do is update your virus scanner and run a full system scan. If you are still experiencing issues after the scan has completed successfully, shutdown your system and contact us.
You can also watch our blog for occasional posts regarding current viruses, as well as helpful tips to keep your system safe!