We believe we offer one of the most comprehensive Anti-virus services you will find. Of course, we can offer installation of free or paid-for Anti-Virus software and a full scan with that software (or full update and scan with your existing anti-virus software if preferred). In addition, not only will we also scan for other malware, but we will carry out a full anti-virus scan with multiple standalone virus scanners.
No single anti-virus program will find 100% of viruses. Some viruses can hide themselves from Windows and from standard anti-virus software by taking over the system before the anti-virus program gets a chance to load. This gives you a false sense of security. It looks like your AV program is running OK, but in fact it has been compromised.
To help to combat this, we will also scan your system with more than one standalone virus scanner. Standalone, or boot-time virus scanners are used to boot the system independently without loading Windows and then scan everything on your hard drive. This gives the best chance of finding all viruses without wiping the hard-drive clean and re-installing Windows.
All in all, when you choose Absolutely Computers to check your system for viruses, you will get a full virus scan using at least four different virus and malware scanners. Running these full scans can take many hours, or in some cases a full day or more and therefore we prefer to perform this service by taking your computer to our workshop. For the price you pay, we believe our service is exceptional value for money, and as comprehensive a service as you are likely to find.