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5 Signs Your Computer Maybe Infected With Malware

Think you may have something wrong with your computer ?

Here are 5 signs that your computer maybe infected with malware.

1.Pop-Up ads appearing on your computer.

  • Advertisements , messages about discount offers, surveys, dating.
  • Ads telling users that there is a problem with their computer system or their bank account information is expiring.

  • These ads can have hidden spyware inside them and an infection may result in identity theft and financial loss.

2.New Programs You Know Nothing About Suddenly Appearing On Your Computer

  • Suddenly you have unknown programs appearing when you boot up your computer?  Then it is probably a malware infection that was installed previously with some other software. These can appear when you install “free ” software a source of infections as to install the software that you want you will receive software that you do not want or have agreed to.

3.Your Antivirus Stops Working

  • If it has stopped working it is a sure sign you are infected – so it pays to check that it is on and working 

4.Your Web Browser Is Out Of Control

  • You have new search engines as defaults or you are visiting random websites that you did not search for 

5.Boot Time On Your Computer

  • Your computer suddenly takes a longer time to boot – the worst i have seen was 45 minutes 

If you have these issues please CONTACT ME to assist you in solving these issues

 

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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