Our team of highly qualified and experienced professionals at Ask Computers has been serving hundreds of clients who had to get their computers and laptops repaired because they were infected with a virus. The phenomenon of computers getting infected with viruses has been going on for decades now. Hackers design virus to spread itself from computer to computer. A computer virus is just one type of malware, and it’s actually the first known malware invented. Usually hackers design viruses for multiple purposes. The most common ones are to access data of social media profiles, to steal credit card information, to target Microsoft Office files and to gain access of the data stored on the hard drive of the computers.
All of the reasons for creating and spreading a virus sounds scary, right? So today we will be discussing the signs that your computer is infected with a virus. They are listed below:
- Slow Operating Performance
- Low Hard Disk Space
- Sudden Freezes and Crashes
- Pop Up Ads
Let’s discuss all of them in more detail.
- Slow operating performance:
One of the main effects that a virus has on a computer is causing slowness in the operating performance. You will start to observe lag and higher launch time for applications. If this slowness is caused all of a sudden, then you can be sure that it is caused by a virus attack. A computer doesn’t slow down on its own suddenly. So if you are facing slow operating performance on your computer, it’s a good indication that you should take your computer to a repair store to get it checked for a virus attack.
- Low Hard Disk Space:
Majority of the time when your computer is infected with a virus, you will start to see a notification about low disk space. It is because a virus can take up a lot of space on your computer and you can see some files with outrageous disk size. So if you had enough space available on your hard drive a week ago, and now it’s showing you a pop up that you are running low on space, it’s a sign that your computer is infected with a virus.
- Sudden Freezes and Crashes:
Apart from causing slow operating performance, a virus attack will also cause sudden freezes and crashes of a lot of applications which are installed on your computer. One of the examples is when you are playing a video game and all of a sudden it freezes and then crash. It will also display an error after the crash. The primary reason is that viruses cause damage to the hard drive of your computer, and that will lead to the freezing and crashing of system applications.
- Pop Up Ads:
Have you ever faced a situation where you are browsing the web and all of a sudden a lot of pop up ads start to show up? This is also one of the most common and annoying signs of a virus attack. These ads will ask you to click on certain links or to download multiple files. Those links and files will contain more virus. So if you ever come across such a situation, make sure that you don’t click on any of these links and take your computer to a repair store to get rid of the viruses.
So these were some of the signs that your computer is infected with a virus. In most of these scenarios, we recommend that you take your computer to a repair store and avail yourself with the help of the professionals. We have served multiple customers who face these issues because of a virus attack. So you can trust us with your computer repair when it is affected by a virus. For more details, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.askcomputers.ca