Since most malicious programs are designed to hide themselves, detecting their existence isn’t always easy. However, there are a few surefire signs that your computer has been infected.

  1. You start getting swamped with pop-up ads that seem to come from nowhere and constantly interrupt your use of the computer
  2. Your computer is unstable, sluggish, locks up, or crashes frequently
  3. Your web browser’s home page changes on its own and you can’t modify the settings
  4. You see toolbars on your browser that you didn’t set up
  5. You get a second or third web browser popping up behind your main browser that you didn’t open or request
  6. Mysterious files suddenly start appearing
  7. Your CD drawer starts opening and closing by itself
  8. You get constant run time errors in Outlook
  9. You find emails in your “sent” folder that you didn’t send
  10. Some of your files are moved or deleted
  11. The icons on your desktop or toolbar are blank or missing

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