Early in the internet days if your computer got infected by a virus it would cause it to crash. Now the scammers have gotten much smarter in creating their computer viruses. They realize that it is much better to leave your computer running in order to steal important data from you. This is how they get your passwords and credit card info from you. But if your computer doesn’t crash then how do you know if your computer is infected?
Well, here are a few things to look for that may give you a sign that your computer has been hijacked.
If you notice that your computer is going through periods of prolonged slowdowns then this maybe cause by a malicious program operating in the background.
Your search results come back all wrong or you get sent to websites you had no intention of visiting.
You start to get pop-up ads that you can’t stop from coming. This is a typical problem caused by adware infecting your computer.
So what is the best way to repair an infected computer? One thing you can do is to make sure you have anti-virus software installed on your computer. If it is not able to detect the infection then you can try a remote service that can scam your computer and remove the virus for a fee.
Reinstalling your operating system can also help if you cannot detect a virus. Just make sure you backup you machine first before you do this. Newer malware is sneakier than ever so do this even if you think you found all the infections on your computer.
You never know what can be taken once you computer is infected. Some take your data others send you unwanted ads. There are more that will alter your search results and log every keystroke you make. As technology grows so does the viruses the infect your computer. You have to be diligent in order to stay one step ahead of the scammers.
So the next time you know that your pc is not running the way it should be then stop what you are doing and scan your computer right away. Don’t give the hacker a chance to rob you of your precious data.