Malwares (Malicious Softwares) are silent threats that may infect your system without you knowing it and it may cause catastrophic events. Here are guidelines you can refer to if you sense that your system is infected with malware. Also keep in mind to be prepared in the case of malware attacks.
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Pop-up ads may pop-up instantly when you are using your PC. This is annoying, as well as very dangerous since it may signal malware presence somewhere in your files and documents. This is probably the most obvious one you can spot. Whatever happens, it is important that you protect your PC from Malware and remember not to click on the ads. These ads direct you to links that may be malicious websites. This can reduce your PCs vulnerability and can even allow viruses and Trojans to enter.
Redirection to certain sites
When browsing or surfing the web, instead of the usual site you are supposed to enter, you are directed to certain sites that are unfamiliar or an unknown search result may appear even if it seems searchable. Also fake sites that may look like authentic sites may also lurk around the website so keep an eye out for them. Investigate if there is something strange in your URL. Don’t increase more damage to your already infected system with more malicious website that can reduce PC protection. You can also download free immunet virus protection software, so you won’t be vulnerable to virus-connected sites.
Fraud Security Alerts
Some hackers fake some security protection program ads to trick an already ore threat, so that more damage can be done and more information can be stolen. When a security ad suddenly appears out of nowhere when surfing the net, then don’t click instead press alt+F4.
Automatic Social Work
This is a scary one. If you see a post from your account that you did not make, then the malware has thoroughly infected your PC and yours accounts. There are even some links that are malware infected that appear on Facebook, that, once clicked, will automatically infect your PC with malware so be alert on these tricks.
Fake authoritative commands
Another and scarier malware infection, can ask you for payments that you are needed to pay for probably in the company you are working for that is already counter-fitted or fake FBI warnings that can trick you. Hackers only want to squeeze money out of you.
Another severe Malware infection has caused your User Tools to be unable to use. To remedy this, you should launch Task Manager to look into the damage that has been done. If there is a message that appears that an admin has disabled your tools, and then beware, the malware infection is now serious. These are precautionary measures used by malware users in order to render the user to be defenseless.
Advanced Malware Infection
Sometimes, most malware that infect systems do not do anything and is completely undetectable. It does not do anything that malwares do in this list. It is waiting for one moment to strike and it is in this time where you are very vulnerable sometimes it is impossible to make amends.
Malwares are Indeed a serious threat that most Windows users face. It is up to the user if he can outsmart and outthink geniuses who developed these malwares and compromise the attack before it does anything harmful. Try referring to this list and you can, at least, know some knowledge against common Windows Threats. Also remember the Final Warning in the list. This can be very dangerous so install anti-spyware and anti-malwares as soon as you get your own Pc. This can secure your system and protect it against foreign threats.
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Nolan is a computer security professional having more than 4 years of experience in system troubleshooting and computer repairs. He is passionate about writing articles related to network security, latest PC antivirus like AVG, Avira, Immunet cloud antivirus, Bitdefender etc and basic PC troubleshooting tips. He can be reached at Google Plus or Twitter.