It could happen to anyone. Those highly disturbing malware trying to inch their way into an unsuspecting user’s computer system are simply the bane of computer use. Once they are able to enter a system, it could be very difficult to get rid of them.
A computer user will feel the symptoms. He or she may not exactly realize at once what exactly is different but the feeling is uncanny because the difference is there. It can be a slow start-up or computer resumption, a link that does not work, an unexpected change in browser, a program that will not start, advertisements seem to appear from nowhere, and anything else that doesn’t seem right. A computer user will know especially if he or she has been using the same computer for some time.
Malware usually enters a computer system through malicious codes embedded by the hacker. The problem here is that these codes cannot easily be seen and are purposely hidden. They may come with innocent-looking communication which has been opened by the user in the ordinary course of operating the computer.
There are malware that can easily be removed once identified but there are others that are more persistent which can be a major source of headache to computer users. In attempting to rid of malware, it is important to disconnect the computer from the Internet. A computer can be booted in the Safe Mode such as that provided by Microsoft so that only the minimum required programs and services are being used. It would be best to back up important files and delete temporary files before running a virus scan. A reliable antivirus program should do the trick.
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