Signs of a Computer Virus

There’s a reason we call them viruses; they stop your computer from functioning properly. The layman may not always be able to tell if their computer has been infected. Here are some signs your computer has viruses that you need to remove:

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Excessive pop-ups:

This is a huge sign your computer has been infected by a virus. It’s usually caused by spyware or fake antivirus software.

Your computer runs slowly:

A computer virus is one of a few different causes of this problem. Viruses, worms, and Trojans often run tasks that consume a lot of your computer’s functioning power.

Loss of internet connection:

While this could just be a bad connection, sometimes it is caused by a computer virus. Malware may be connecting to a URL and taking up your internet speed.

Lost files:

This is bad news. Some viruses encrypt or delete information on your computer. If this happens to you, you definitely need to get it checked out.

Antivirus software/firewall disappearance:

Many viruses disable security systems. If all of your security systems are disabled at once, chances are your computer has a virus.

Game or program disappearance:

If these have disappeared from your library, chances are it was a virus that did it.

 

These are just some of the symptoms of a computer virus. Here at Total Tech Repair, we can help you with virus removal. We also offer a host of other computer-related services. For more information, give us a call at (631) 517-0021.