5 Ways to Check for Viruses (Official Dell Tech Support)

5 Ways to Check for Viruses (Official Dell Tech Support)


Hi welcome to Dell Tech Support. There’s a good chance that your computer has a virus on it right now and you don’t even
know it. Here are a few ways you can tell that it’s probably infected. If unwanted advertisements are popping up on your screen all too often, that is a bad sign. This usually happens when your PC has
Malware. Especially because today’s browsers have pop-up protection to keep them away from most malicious websites. Ads can also pop up without even having
your browser open. In this case your PC is probably infected by a Malware called Adware and it is best to use an Adware removal tool to see if you are infected. Your computer can have slow performance because a hard disk needs defragmenting, or it needs more memory or because of a virus. To check for viruses open the task manager and see if some tasks are using your processor at 100 percent. If there are some, it is a
good indication that your computer is infected by a virus so you should run an
antivirus scan. One of the main goals most viruses have
once they infect your computer is to spread the virus as far as possible. To do that they send messages to your contacts on Facebook, Twitter, Email and
other social networks without your intention. In almost all cases, these messages will include a link or attachment so people also load the virus. If you find any extraneous messages in
your outbox then you should run an antivirus scan. If you notice your desktop looks differently than it did the day before,
and you didn’t do anything to it, you may have a virus. Most commonly, your homepage
is not what you configured or the icons direct you to the wrong applications. Pay attention to these things and if you any suspicions, run an antivirus scan to be safe. When your PC is infected it might start to behave strangely. For example, pressing Ctrl Shift Esc as a shortcut command to open the task manager but instead you get an error message or if you have trouble opening a program there’s a good
chance your PC could be infected so run an antivirus scan. It’s important to keep your antivirus updated. It’s also a good idea to set up a routine scan schedule. If you have any questions or need help please contact us through one of our social media channels on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks for watching and ( chorus ) See you next time!

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