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Signs of a virus infection on your computer

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Signs of a virus infection on your computer

Signs of a virus infection on your computer

  • Pop-up windows — especially those that occur frequently and unexpectedly — can be indicative of malicious software installed on your computer.
  • Your online bank account has mysterious withdrawals.
  • Some of your settings have changed without your intervention.
  • Your laptop slows down.
  • You’re randomly connected to various websites.
  • The computer stops responding, or it locks up frequently.
  • The computer crashes, and then it restarts every few minutes.
  • The computer restarts on its own. Additionally, the computer does not run as usual.
  • Applications on the computer do not work correctly.
  • Disks or disk drives are inaccessible.
  • You see unusual error messages.
  • Anti-Spyware stops listing Spywares even though you believe that your pc has been infected.
  • Your security software is disabled for no reason. Additionally, the antivirus program cannot be restarted.
  • Your security software cannot be installed on the computer, or the antivirus program will not run.
  • New icons appear on the desktop that you did not put there, or the icons are not associated with any recently installed programs.

Viruses can cause a lot of problems, from blocking access to your computer to actually causing data loss. It is very important that you have a very good security software installed that will protect the health of your computer and your data. Some virus removal processes can be very complex. If your computer got infected with a virus you should take it to a specialist computer shop if you are not sure how to remove the viruses from your computer.

How to prevent your laptop from getting infected :

  • ALWAYS use a very good security software.
  • Be very careful what you download from the internet and use common sense when surfing and be aware of pop-ups
  • Avoid downloading data from different storage media e.g: usb stick, especially if you have been using it on a computer at an internet cafe.
  • Avoid opening or downloading attachments from emails that you have received but you don`t know who sent them