Unfortunately there is no such thing as 100% computer security as the weakest link is usually the person using the machine. Whilst there are adequate anti virus security options out there to help avoid getting a virus, spyware, or malware, there are times when something nasty could slip through and affect your computer or laptop. But how would you know if you’ve been infected?
Have I Got A Computer Virus?
If you can answer "yes" to any of the following questions, then it’s possible that your computer may have a virus.
- Does your computer freeze, lock up, or stop responding?
- Is your computer or laptop running slower than usual?
- Are you getting unexpected messages "popping up", or programs starting automatically?
- Is your computer crashing or restarting of it's own free will?
- Are there other applications that don't seem to be working correctly, or that are inaccessible?
There may be reasons other than viruses why your computer isn't running quite as it should, but if you have any suspicions you should get it checked out. Having a virus make your computing life a misery is one thing - but spreading it on could land you in even more trouble, and the longer you leave it the worse it will get.
In addition, because there are no guarantees with computing, it is essential that you have an adequate backup procedure in place.
If you have any suspicions that you may have a computer virus, or any other computer issues, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.