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How To Know If Your PC Has A Virus

Has your PC started acting peculiar and you're worried that it has contracted a nasty virus? Here are some suggestions which may help you determine whether your PC has been attacked by an unknown bug.

  • Be wary if your PC uploads files over the Internet without your approval as much malware sends info from your PC- either to spy on you or to use your PC to send spam or a virus.
  • Make sure your firewall is set to stop and report on all outgoing activity that you haven't approved. Unfortunately Windows XP's firewall doesn't provide this feature, so you will need a firewall or security suite that can do this.
  • Need other suggestions?

  • If programs like Msconfig, the Windows Registry Editor, and your antivirus programs don't load, your PC is probably infected. Keep in mind that if your antivirus program is acting strange, it may be the result of something else.
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