You know it’s going to happen, and most likely at a crucial time. It’s there lingering at the back of your mind, leaping forward and causing you panic if there’s even a slight delay in your computer powering up. Yes, if you own a PC, it’s more than likely to have already happened to you: the dreaded crash that stops you in your tracks.
Infection with a virus, trojan or malware is one of the most common reasons that home computer users, unfamiliar with computer repairs, seek the advice of an expert to solve the problem. Whilst purchasing a good quality anti-virus program is the most important step you can take, in reality, sophisticated viruses and other malicious programs can occasionally bypass the security and conceal themselves on your hard drive. From bombarding you with advertising to stealing your credit card number – viruses, trojans and malware can cause considerable damage to your machine and your livelihood.