There are so many different types of Viruses, Ransomware and Malware, I can’t list them all here. Just know that when your computer is infected, it responds differently from before. It may be very slow to respond, have pop up windows, or bring up other websites. Loading these viruses and other malware is very profitable for the companies paying to insert them in your computer. This is a Billion Dollar industry. Getting on the internet is all it takes now unlike years before when going to the “Questionable Sites” was the main reason for getting your computer infected.
When your hard drive stops working or gets infected, there is still a chance of recovering your important documents, pictures and music. Depending on the condition of the drive, we may be able to recover your data and then clone your entire drive to a larger new hard drive.