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Is Your Computer Infected? Find Out

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by

There are quite a number of signs that your computer can show in case of an infection. The first thing you need to do once you suspect that your computer is infected is to back-up your data and important files on an external secondary storage device.

Do not take chances, some virus infections cause your system to crash.

You can be able to tell if your computer is infected if:

  • The computer is extremely slow. This is a common worm sector or Trojan virus infection symptom. These kinds of viruses affect the system memory by running abnormal things in the background that consume a lot of RAM slowing your computer.
  • There are many pop-up messages on your computer desktop. This is a sign of rogware infection. Such an infection is normally caused by fake antiviruses.
  • Certain computer applications will neither start nor run. This is a common virus infection symptom where you try to run a certain program and it doesn’t start. This can also be noted when your web browser won’t open or when it does, strange things keep on happening on the page.
  • Your files have suddenly gone missing. Virus developers are able to develop viruses that are able to move files, delete files or even encrypt files without your knowledge. When you find your files missing and you are sure you didn’t move them, a virus might have just moved them for you.
  • Your antivirus and firewalls are missing or disabled. Some viruses deal with antiviruses first before infecting your machine.

When this happens, do not panic, install an up to date antivirus and do a whole system scan. Quarantine the suspected and infected files and delete them.

If the antivirus fails, back-up your files and format your machine to get a fresh new start without infections.

Here at Best Computer Repair Louisville, we specialize in finding and deleting viruses with minimal system damage. We will always backup your data if we need to format and re-install your operating system.

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