It started with a bit of a glitch or maybe an ad that said, “Have you checked for viruses lately?” Now, you’re pretty sure your PC is having the digital equivalent of whooping cough. Never fear, IT symptom checker is here! Below are a few of the things to watch for when your PC is a bit under the weather.
I Cannot Connect to the Internet
Loss of internet connection or a sluggish connection is a common symptom of a viral infection. Hidden malware may be eating up your healthy connections and connecting instead to malicious URLs or opening multiple connections, draining your bandwidth’s vitality.
My Computer Feels Sluggish
A rundown, tired out CPU could be a symptom of infection by virus. Your CPU may be using up all of its resources, just like a stock of white blood cells to fight off invaders in your system. This can slow down the programs you’re using to a literal and sudden halt.
My Computer Has a Rash
There is a rash of pop-ups and messages on the desktop — advertisements, warnings and free spyware blockers. This is a surefire case of an infection. A fake antivirus may be running around trying to convince you to take their “medicine,” and their meds just don’t work.
My Internet Is Contagious
If you connect to the internet and all types of windows or browser pages are randomly popping up, chances are you are infected. Many threats are designed to redirect you to unwanted websites against your computer’s will. This includes spoof pages. Spoof sites look like legitimate sites but are looking to glean important information from you.
My CPU Is Suddenly Absent Minded
Files are disappearing — game applications, Word documents, family pictures just wiped out. Although this symptom has become quite rare, it can still happen. If you find yourself at this point, biting your nails and worrying might be appropriate.
My Computer Is Open on Both Ends
There is probably no subtle way to say this. If your PC is suddenly throwing up emails without your knowledge and, well, internet sessions or other applications seem to open up and pour out without your permission, your system is sure to have malware.
What About a CODE BLUE???
Applications won’t start. CPU won’t turn on. I have the blue screen of DEATH! In some cases, you may not have seen any of the above symptoms, and, suddenly, it seems death has occurred. However, a sudden shut down may be a lifesaver. Your system probably does have a virus, but your PC may be waiting for a trusted IT pro to take a look and help bring it back to a healthy place.
Let CMIT Solutions of Centreville be the trusted IT MDs who deliver great healthcare to your computer. We can clear up most malware issues and help you with a plan to keep your computer healthy and happy. We can also bring back that worry-free feeling you had before everything went haywire.
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