Everyone wants their PC to be run at fastest as possible, and if not fastest, at least, it should run to the optimum level of its capacity. This can be possible if necessary, preventive actions have been taken before virus and malware attacked your computer. Instead of waiting for viruses to be entered into your computer, you must prepare to tackle it. We bring you a list factors that can be used to identify virus and malware in your system.
How to identify virus and malware in your computer
The existence of two identical files- many times, you may have encountered it in your computer that two files are saved in the same location with similar names. Particularly, their extension has been changed .com to exe.
Slow execution of programs-
Ordinarily, when you start an application or webpages in the browser and if takes longer than usual to reload, it can be slow down due to virus infection in a computer.
File and folders are missing and issue with boot process-
This is not a usual case, but it happens sometimes, the file folders and subfolders gets missing, if you notice this sudden disappearance, don’t forget to scan the computer with antivirus program. The hackers and programmer ensure that virus hides during the initial run of the program, In this case, the computer may take longer than usual to boot.
Slow browsing speed and full memory on disc
A virus infected computer affects browsing speeds and slow down the process of loading web pages and downloading the files. Sometimes, the webpages slow down due to many active extensions and catches files, but unplug and de activate the extensions before you run a scan. Correspondingly, the disk drive seems full despite very little memory in it. It fills with virtual memory that doesn’t exist.
Access denied on certain files
Did it ever happen to you that you wanted to get access of a some specific file, but as soon as you clicked on the destination, it denied opening? Programmer instructed the virus to change the “file location table”
Along with check if you experience issues on your antivirus:
- Any application and programs stop suddenly
- Keyboard and mouse malfunctioning
- Downloading error
- Certain files renamed
- File properties changes
If you face similar challenges, make sure to scan your device from antivirus program, the problem may also arise due to drivers update and recovery. Do check before you reach any conclusion. To know more details, contact with an antivirus support expert.