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7 Reasons To Say That Your Computer Is Infected With Malicious Software

There are 7 ways to identify if your computer is infected with malicious software. Not all the sever will suit at one time. But if you experience any of these seven habits on your system, then chances are there for your computer to be affected with spyware or malware or even with some virus.

Please note, when you use Antivirus Software's, it is important to have up-to-date virus and spyware definitions. Definitions are files that act like an ever-growing encyclopedia of potential software threats. Read more: http://www.bench3.com/2011/05/what-are-virus-and-spyware-definitions.html

You might have some form of malicious software, including viruses, spyware, or other potentially unwanted software, on your computer if:

  • 1. You notice new toolbars, links, or favorites that you did not intentionally add to your Web browser.
  • 2. Your home page, mouse pointer, or search program changes unexpectedly.
  • 3. You type the address for a specific site, such as a search engine, but you are taken to a different Web site without notice.
  • 4. Files are automatically deleted from your computer.
  • 5. Your computer is used to attack other computers.
  • 6. You see pop-up ads, even if you're not on the Internet.
  • 7. Your computer suddenly starts running more slowly than it usually does. Not all computer performance problems are caused by malicious software, but malicious software, especially spyware, can cause a noticeable change.

There might be malicious software on your computer even if you don't see any symptoms. This type of software can collect information about you and your computer without your knowledge or consent.

To help protect your privacy and your computer, Microsoft recommend that you run Microsoft Security Essentials at all times.

Microsoft Security Essentials is the name of Microsoft’s latest Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware software for Windows operating system. It is already being tested internally at Microsoft and was launch in September last year.  Read more: http://www.bench3.com/2010/08/microsoft-security-essentials-for.html

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