Our Computer is acting Funny - Is a Virus Infection Causing It?
Immediate recognition of these Computer Virus
|"Zombies" work together as a powerful "botnet"
to perform malicious tasks. Online criminals use a virus to take control of an
individual (zombie) or large numbers of computers at a time. These Botnets often
include thousands of individual "zombie" computers.,
Botnets are highly valued by online criminals,
and are used to send out spam e-mail, spread viruses, attack other computers and
servers, and commit other kinds of crime and fraud.
Microsoft's help pages here for more
detailed advice on coping with Zombie infections.
Many implanted viruses create multiple copies of themselves on each computer, so that if one suspect is deleted, other hidden copies can carry on. Anti-virus software is programmed to recognize this, and wipe all components of a virus, including those hiding in memory.
Trojan Horse implanted computer virus symptoms:
Some computer virus symptoms are a lot harder to spot than others. The Trojan Horse implanted virus is usually the most difficult, and therefore the most dangerous virus to deal with without dedicated anti-virus software.
A Trojan Horse implanted virus often leaves very little evidence that it has infected your computer system. But, if you know what signs to watch for, you should be able to determine if you have a Trojan horse implanted virus. Look out for these unusual activities
If your files appear to be moving, changing size, or doing other
suspicious things, it's worth getting anti-virus software to check for
Trojans and open ports. The Trojan Horse implanted virus could well be the
offending computer virus infecting your computer system.
► Your computer displays strange messages, plays music, or shows odd graphic displays.
► Your computer takes longer to boot up, operates slower than usual, and takes longer to start programs - or while the computer is starting up .
► Your computer has much less memory or hard drive space available.
► Your computer becomes unstable
► Some computer virus symptoms may alert infected users of their presence with an on-screen message of some sort,
► Frequent lock-ups, freezing, crashing or if your computer re-starts on its own
► If you suddenly spot a dramatic decrease, or considerable slowing down of your computer terminal, it's worth scanning for viruses with your Up-to-date anti-virus program.
► Your anti-virus software is crashing or is not working correctly .
► Worsening system performance can also appear as a sudden and apparent lack of system resources or physical RAM memory, hidden or corrupt files and executables, or an unreasonable reduction in hard drive space.
Some legitimate software can cause these symptoms, so the only sure way to know if your computer is virus-free is to regularly scan it for viruses using antivirus software.
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