How to Detect Signs of a Virus on Your Computer
If you are worried about the ways that computer viruses could potentially disrupt your PC and your daily work and life, you are not alone. Millions of people have computers that get infected with viruses and other malware every day, and unfortunately there are as many bad actors in cyberspace trying to do harm to your computer as there are people trying to detect and patch the vulnerabilities that exist from a global network of machines. The unfortunate reality is that you cannot protect against every potential risk for your computer, so it's important to be able to recognize the signs of a virus so you can keep it from doing too much damage.
Computers can get viruses in several different ways, but today the most common is by downloading something intentionally or unintentionally from the internet. Just like when your body become infected with a virus, your computer is likely to have some signs of a problem. They aren't always really noticeable at first, but it's critical that you are aware of what they can be so you can get your computer scanned or checked at the first sign of an issue.
Some common signs that a virus or other malware is on your machine include:
There is no shortage of DIY advice online to tell you how you can fix a virus on your computer, but for most people it's not worth the hassle to try and figure out exactly what's wrong and how to get rid of it. Unless you are a computer expert, it's best to take it somewhere to have a professional check it out.
At PC Laptops, we offer free virus scans for computers to help you diagnose what's going on and let you know how our experienced computer geeks can fix it for you. We'll have your computer back to normal in no time so you can get back to all the fun things (or the work) you have to do on your machine.