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How do you know if you have Spyware in your computer?

Sometimes, it’s obvious, right?  There is a big obnoxious warning that pops up and tells you that you are infected and you need to call for support! Don’t call the number presented because that’s a scam. Call us instead!  Other times, the infection is much more subtle. Here are some things to watch out for…

Signs that your computer is infected with a virus or malware

  1. Random pop-ups – if you are using your computer, especially the web browser and you are getting a lot of pop-up messages without clicking
  2. If you click a link in a web search but get an unexpected, less relevant result
  3. If in the bottom right, you are bombarded with notifications and solicitations
  4. If your browser has extra “toolbars” across the top or bottom that weren’t always there, or that you don’t see on other computers
  5. If you suddenly can’t open documents on your computer that you have always been able to open
  6. You are prompted for a password at a strange time. Such as when you are just working on a Word document or browsing a website that doesn’t require login
  7. Your virus scanning software is no longer running – malware or a virus may have shut it down

If you have any of these problems, please call us for help! If you aren’t sure if you are infected, we are glad to offer a free consultation. Just fill out the Quick Contact form or call us at 774-241-8600.

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