Malware is sadly on the increase, and with advances in technology, it is becoming increasingly sophisticated.
Malware is a generic term that covers a variety of different infections including Adware, Spyware, Trojan Horses, Viruses, Ransomware – the list goes on. Malware can enter a computer system through a variety of methods.
A common method is when a user clicks on an email attachment link or downloads a program from the internet. Even with antivirus minimising your risk, Malware infections are still possible.
With Malware becoming more advanced, this is not an issue to ignore. Whilst this used to focus on corrupting your data and damaging your computer, Malware is increasingly being used to steal your data, and for fraudulent purposes e.g. steal your credit card details.
Some common symptoms to be aware of include:
- Your PC begins to run more slowly than usual
- You notice a lot of advertising pop ups appear on your computer
- Files on your computer are missing or corrupted
- Certain programs do not open anymore
The good news is that GY Computing can in most cases remove Malware without having to completely reinstall your operating system. Once an infection has been identified and removed, your computer will be checked thoroughly for any problems. We will also ensure that you are aware of how to minimise your chances of this happening again. This can include the recommendation of trusted antivirus software, and advice on enhancing your computer’s level of security.