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As for how long it will take depends on how intractable the virus/spyware happens to be and how fast your system can run the necessary scans.  Sometimes simply rolling the system back before the threat took hold can fix something in under a half hour.  Other times even completely scanning your hard drive with another computer (after all other measures failed) won’t fix the system and it becomes necessary to reload Windows to a separate folder (eg; WINDOWZ) so your files aren’t lost by wiping out the drive.  Most systems can be purged of threats in an average of 2 hours.
For virus removal of either desktop or laptop the rate is the same; $30/hr if you bring in.
If your system comes here, more can be done for less since work on other projects can also proceed while yours is being scanned. You are welcome to attend the process as it unfolds if we can schedule a mutually convenient time.
The following update is from Janes (23 April 2010):
“Sometimes referred to rogueware, scareware is malicious software (malware)that signifies an important trend in the evolution of cybercrime. Unlike many types of crime perpetrated using the internet, which are usually simply frauds using a new medium, scareware is entirely reliant on the internet. Moreover, scareware crime is committed entirely by malware in large numbers. Software not only infects the victim’s computer and conducts the scam, but it also takes the victim’s money and deposits it into the offender’s bank account.
“Scareware is an increasingly common type of cybercrime, with the advantage for the perpetrator that many victims may not realise that a crime has been committed, as they believe that they have bought genuine software. As a result, it is difficult to track and prosecute offenders, especially given the global nature of the crime. “

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 February 8, 2010