Understanding the problem
Windows start popping up, and suddenly you are playing a game of whack-a-mole to address the problem. Dialogue boxes start surfacing out of the blue telling you that certain programs can’t be opened. Your hard drive appears to be working overtime even though the system is in idle mode. Contacts start alerting you about erratic emails they’ve received from you that you didn’t personally send to them. The system appears to be running slow even when lightweight applications are in use. The system starts crashing repeatedly over and over again. These are all signs of a potential malware infection.
How malware infections happen
Malware can occur in a number of ways. One can click on a spoof email and mistakenly download malware to their system. One can get Malware from a website that isn’t reputable. Software for an operating system that hasn’t been updated in a while also puts a PC at risk for malware infection. File-sharing and torrent sites also expose users to infection risks.
Addressing the problem
There are numerous Malware tools that can be downloaded from the various sites. These tools can remove the viruses, but in some cases, they can be ineffective because there may be additional repairs needed to eliminate the threat. Malware applications can remove some malware and perform the necessary repairs to address the problem. A technician can review all of the security settings and identify any other vulnerabilities that could be exposing the computer to risks. There can be hidden folders or additional settings that have to be made in order to remove the threat. If during the removal process important files are lost, a technician can help recover them.