QuestionsHow do i know if my computer has a virus?
wnela Staff asked 4 years ago
2 Answers
wnela Staff answered 4 years ago
  1. Slowdown
  2. Pop-Ups
  3. Crashes
  4. Suspicious hard drive activity
  5. Running out of hard drive space
  6. Unusually high network activity
  7. New browser homepage, new toolbars and/or unwanted websites accessed without your input
  8. Unusual messages or programs that start automatically
    Your security solution is disabled
  9. Your friends tell you that they are getting strange messages from you
  10. New, unfamiliar icons on desktop + battery life drains quickly
  11. You see unusual error messages
  12. You are unable to access the Control Panel, Task Manager, Registry Editor or Command Prompt
Desktop Support answered 3 years ago

Your computer runs slower than usual
Your computer freezes, hangs or is unresponsive
There are new icons on your Desktop that you do not recognize
Your computer restarts by itself (but not a restart caused by Windows Updates)
You see unusual error messages (for example, messages saying there are missing or corrupt files folders)
You are unable to access the Control Panel, Task Manager, Registry Editor or Command Prompt.
Your web browser (for example, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome) freezes, hangs or is unresponsive
Your web browser’s default homepage is changed
You get redirected to web pages other than the one you intended to go to
You receive numerous web-browser pop-up messages
Strange or unexpected toolbars appear at the top of your web browser