Most computer users understand consequential damage to computer hardware. Now, we can dive into the exponentially deeper realm of consequential damage in regards to software. This area is so much deeper simply because hardware troubleshooting is limited to the finite number of hardware components installed in a system. Software troubleshooting, by contrast, can take on an almost infinite level of variables. In Los Angeles computer repairs can be performed by experts who can address such software problems.
These variables depend on the software that is currently installed on the computer, software that had been previously installed, which operating system the computer is using, which drivers the computer is using, and what updates have been installed for all software components on the hard drive.
Take all of these points and multiply them…by infinity; because one of the continual issues facing computer systems today is the threat of viruses and malware.
What Malware Can Do
Malware and other types of viruses cause so much trouble because the purpose of this software is to bury itself within the inner workings of a computer’s systems. As a result, any file that has been corrupted by malware will further corrupt every file it is associated with down the chain. Consequential damage comes in to play here because any software that was “working” before may have an issue after these malicious codes have been eradicated from the system. These viruses leave “bullet holes” in the software of the machine.
User Knowledge of Repair Issues
When a person brings a computer to a repair depot, they must be aware of these issues. A technician will do everything in his power to prevent subsequent issues after a repair, but often there is no way to avoid problems. As an end user, it is important to understand the workings of your machine to a certain extent. Your understanding helps a technician explain what has happened and prevents frustration and anxiety for you.
One must be aware that issues from consequential damage must be attended to specifically and as necessary. Make a list of these issues, and be prepared to pay for your professional’s time. These issues are not the responsibility of the technician, technically they are the responsibility of the end user, because the reason malware gets into a computer system is operator error 99% of the time.
Protecting the Machine