How to tell if you have been infected with malware!

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In this article, we share 13 symptoms of malware and what you should do if you are infected.

We have written articles on how to spot potential malware and even the 10 top ways to avoid being infected. Unfortunately, as we have seen time and time again, sometimes, these nasty & malicious emails catch us off-guard. Time is of the essence when infected, so if you experience any of the below symptoms, please call IT support ASAP and shut down the power to your machine. 

Here are 12 symptoms of malware. 

  1. Your computer slows downnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
  2. Your computer freezes
  3. Pop-ups
  4. Your computer crashes
  5. Suspicious Hard Drive Activity
  6. Running out of Hard Drive Space
  7. Unusually high network activity
  8. New Browser Homepage, new toolbars and/or unwanted websites accessed without your input
  9. Unusual messages or programs that start automatically
  10. Your security solution is disabled
  11. Your friends/colleagues tell you they are getting strange emails from you
  12. Encrypted files

 

Please feel free to write or call 1300 89 22 00 with any questions.

The ITConnexion Team

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