Malware and Trojan Symptoms of Infection
Is your system infected with malware Trojan?
Ever heard of people losing their valuable information like bank passwords and credit card details from their PC and this data being misused by someone else later? Welcome to the world of Trojans. In the cyber world Trojans have made a notorious reputation for themselves. Once they get into your system this malicious software creates a backdoor in your PC through which hackers can gain control over your system. What happens next is pretty much predictable. They steal valuable information from your PC and wreck havoc on your system. Trojans are highly dangerous malware and usually trick you into downloading them by posing as useful files. Another feature of Trojans is that they are very difficult to detect. This means that you might not even know that your system is infected with Trojans until you lose valuable data or your system displays symptoms of infection.
Some of the symptoms shown by a PC infected with malware and Trojan are
- System slowdowns
- Excessive Pop ups
- Security systems malfunction
- Redirected to a different website
Once your PC is infected with malware your can notice that it starts to become sluggish. You PC’s speed decreases considerably. You find that new programs are added or existing ones are deleted from your system. The screen display on you system suddenly changes it’s resolution to giant size. You Internet connection becomes really slow. On detection malwares should be immediately removed from your system.
Excessive Pop ups
You find that a large number of Pop ups appear on your screen from nowhere. This affects the smooth functioning of your PC. Your work can get disrupted and delayed. At times you also receive fake alerts as Pop-ups warning you of false threats. These are methods employed by hackers to trick you into buying their software.
Security systems malfunction
You may observe that the antivirus and firewall settings on your PC keep changing. This is a malware infection alert. These malware turns off your security software rendering your PC unprotected. They also prevent your firewall and antivirus software from updating. A system without an updated antivirus and firewall is actually without any protection at all.
Redirected to a different website
At times whenever you perform a search you keep ending up in a strange site. Your homepage gets changed without you opting to do so. Additional tool bars are installed on your browser. These are some of the symptoms that your PC is infected with malware.
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