No two computer viruses look the same, but the one feature that they all share is that they are detrimental to the health of your computer. The exact effects will often differ from one PC to the next, but this guide will show you how to spot some of the more common signs a virus infection.
1. Your hard drive light is blinking on and off. If you aren’t running any programs, but your hard drive light continues to blink on and off, this is a sign that you might need computer repair. Likewise, if you can hear your hard drive working, even though you are not running any programs, this could be a virus that is working in the background.
2. Your computer is taking a long time to boot up. Has your computer recently begun to take longer than usual to start up? The startup process may be slowed down due to a virus. For example, if you can’t log into Windows, even with the right credentials, a virus has more than likely hijacked the log in process.
3. Your modem lights are constantly blinking, even when you do not have any programs running. This is another sign of virus detection. It is posible that you have a virus transmitting data over your network. This is particularly dangerous because you have no way of knowing what information is being transmitted.
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