How To Know If Your Computer Has a Virus

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Computer virus symptoms are not always easy to identify. This is especially so if you take into consideration that the best or worst viruses (depending how you see it), will infect your computer unnoticeably. Here are some of the most common virus symptoms:Compu-Hero's TipIf you have antivirus software protection, make sure that its definitions are updated and run a full system scan on your computer. If you don’t have one, or if yours is expired, don’t panic. Get an appointment today.

  • Your computer is running slower than normal
  • Your computer frequently freezes or stops responding
  • Your computer restarts and crashes constantly
  • Your computer doesn’t run normally and restarts on its own
  • Your applications don’t work correctly (especially your web browser)
  • You can’t access your hard drive or other disk drives
  • You see unusual error messages
  • Your antivirus software was turned off and not by you
  • You see pop-ups and dialog boxes everywhere
  • Your modem and hard drive are working extra
  • The computer starts performing actions on its own
  • You can’t print correctly

If you believe that your computer is infected, or if you see one or more of the above symptoms on your computer, disconnect your computer from the internet or your local network immediately. Just unplug the network cable or turn off the wireless adapter. By doing this you will stop your computer from spreading the virus to your friends, family, or co-workers. Some viruses also send information back to its creator about the infected system, making it really easy to take full control over your computer and personal information. That is one more reason to disconnect your machine from the internet.

If you have antivirus software protection, make sure that its definitions are updated and run a full system scan on your computer. If you don’t have one, don’t panic. Just call Compu-Hero and we will download and install the antivirus of your choice; we will kill that virus. You can also just give us a call to (916) 606-7302 or schedule our on-site virus removal service and we will take care of the situation. Why call Compu-Hero and not the other guys? Because we provide the best prices and services in town.


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