One of the many services we offer here at First Call Computer Service is virus & spyware removal. Viruses and spyware are malicious programs that are designed to invade your computer and mess up its workings, and spyware specifically is designed to steal your valuable information. In this article, we will go over how to tell if your computer has been infested with these types of programs, so you know when to make use of our services.
• Unexpected Pop-Ups. One sign that you may need virus & spyware removal services is unexpected pop-up windows appearing on your screen. Often, these pop-ups are designed to look similar to those used by virus protection software to warn you that your computer has been infested—however, these pop-ups will then direct you to fake customer service phone numbers or websites, where scammers will try to get your financial information. If you notice suspicious pop-ups appearing, we recommend you have your computer checked out.
• Unprompted Web Connections. Another sign that you may need virus & spyware removal services is your computer trying to connect to unknown websites. Computers aren’t designed to connect to websites unless someone tells them to do so, so if you get an alert that says your machine is trying to make a connection that you didn’t initiate yourself, it means there’s a program on your system that is initiating it for you.
• Lack of Storage Space. A third sign that you may need our virus & spyware removal services is a lack of available space on your hard drive. If you seem to have run out of available storage much faster than you should have, then it’s likely that you have been hit by a self-replicating virus that filled up the rest of your hard drive with copies of itself.