While it is often the big businesses that end up in the news after malware or virus attacks, smaller companies are not immune from cyber attacks. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 43 percent of data breaches involve small business victims, attacked by hacking, social attacks, and malware. Proactive malware and virus removal and prevention is key to IT security for businesses of all sizes, but it can be difficult for small businesses to find the resources and personnel to dedicate to this endeavor.
The damage of malware and viruses cannot be understated. Many of these cyberattacks destroy your data, but others are set up to quietly spy on your systems, especially sensitive or confidential information. Still others will lock up your vital information and hold it ransom, bringing your business operations to a halt. And some slow down your systems, making it difficult if not impossible to get any work done. All of these scenarios are terrible for profits and productivity.
With managed malware and virus removal and prevention, your company’s cybersecurity is strong, defending against internal and external threats. While you and your staff focus on the business at hand, our IT experts work to detect, assess, and manage risks, safeguarding your data.
How We Prevent Malware and Viruses
The easiest way to deal with malware and viruses is to proactively prevent them from ever impacting your business and its data. That requires more work than installing a simple anti-virus detection program, as cybercriminals are introducing new and more advanced programs every single day.
Additionally, if you are relying on anti-virus software installed across employee devices, you are also relying on your employees to update the program regularly, run scans, and deal with anything the system may find. With one ignored update, missed scan, or inaction in the face of a detected threat, your entire company could be at risk.
Our remote malware and virus prevention combine the anti-virus scanning you may already know about, with other modern detection and prevention methods such as heuristic checks, real-time monitoring, and automated quarantining. Instead of relying on the knowledge of existing threats, we look for red flags like programs that decrypt themselves when they run. We can even quarantine suspected viruses or malware into an environment outside of your network to see what happens when they are enabled, keeping your system separate and mitigating any risk.
We customize our malware and virus prevention services to each of our clients, setting up individualized policies and procedures. We can even customize how virus and malware detection and prevention is handled on a device-by-device basis, creating standards that work for different employees, different devices, and different locations based on your needs.
We handle every update and scan, actively ensuring your network is healthy across every device. Because we work remotely and are available 24/7, we can schedule deep scans and similar more intensive anti-virus work at times that are convenient for your business, so we do not disrupt employees or your customers.
Because we are actively monitoring your systems, we can pinpoint threats and respond rapidly. Learn more about our malware and virus removal below.
What is Malware and Virus Removal?
In an ideal world, malware and virus prevention is proactive and effective enough that removal is not necessary. However, it is always good to have a plan in place for those times when the worst-case scenario happens. Whether you are coming to us for malware and virus removal before getting a proactive plan in place, or malware and viruses otherwise slipped through, our skilled IT team will clean up the problem right away.
You may be familiar with consumer-grade anti-virus and anti-malware programs that say they can remove issues. Many are not actually advanced enough to detect everywhere malware and viruses have gone, given how complex modern cyberattacks are.
In today’s tech world, bad actors are creating malware and viruses that write multiple files in different places all across your network, designed to re-install itself and re-infect your system if one piece is removed. That is more than the average consumer anti-virus software can handle, why is why our remote malware and virus removal is so important.
Our company is staffed by IT experts with years of experience, updated training, and dedication to helping companies like yours to succeed. We know how to remove even the trickiest, stickiest cyberattack to clean your systems thoroughly.
One of the biggest benefits of our professional malware and virus removal and prevention is remote access. You do not have to worry about bringing a tech to your business, or to deploy to a remote worker’s home.
Likewise, you will not need to bring your devices into our offices for malware removal. Instead, we deal with the infection remotely, allowing us to get to clean up faster so you can get back to work. This is particularly beneficial for companies with many locations and/or many remote workers, where traveling to deal with each infected device could take ages.
We also operate on a 24/7 basis, unlike most in-house IT teams. That means that we are ready to help you recover from cyberattacks and remove malware and viruses no matter when they strike.
After a cyberattack, we work hard to remove all traces of viruses and malware. Then, we can work with you to assess why the cyberattack made it through to your systems, and introduce solutions to improve your cybersecurity. If you are not already taking advantage of our proactive malware and virus prevention, this is the ideal time to audit for vulnerabilities and protect against future attacks.