Malware Infected Devices It doesn’t matter if they are tech-savvy or not, there is a very big possibility that their devices, such as cellphones and laptops, will infected with malware. Moreover, malware works silently and it’s easy to sneak into the user’s device without being notic at all. Even so, there are some signs that a device has been infect with malware that users can pay attention to and be aware of. What are they?
Here’s the review
1. Performance is slow
If the user’s device becomes slow, it could caused by malware. When running or active, malware can affect performance and make your device slow. If such thing happens, especially if it causes the device to turn itself off, it is a good idea to run a malware scan to determine whether there is malware or not. If it doesn’t exist, it could be due to a hardware problem.
2. Random pop-ups appear
Notifications in the form of pop-ups that appear randomly or randomly from unknown applications are a sign that malware has entered the user’s device. Apart from that, malware can also be present in the form of pop-up ads which are very annoying and appear non-stop. Such malware is referr to as adware which uses suspicious advertisements, to steal data to take full control of the infected device.
3. Shutdown and restart suddenly
Apart from hardware problems, devices that suddenly shutdown and restart can also caused by malware. Sometimes, malware makes a device restart suddenly to avoid antivirus applications that are currently scanning. Besides that, some malware can also perform a sudden factory reset on the user’s device. As with performance issues, if after the scan complete no malware found, it could caus by hardware.
4. New applications cannot be delet
For users who have deleted a new, suspicious application but were unsuccessful or difficult to delete, this is most likely due to malware that has infected the user’s device. Some applications that contain malware are very difficult to remove, where the owner of the application wants the application to continue to haunt the user’s device. To remove such “bad” apps, it usually takes a few steps.
5. The appearance of a new suspicious file
The appearance of a new file is not always due to malware, but it’s a good idea to stay alert when a suspicious new file suddenly appears. If the user finds such a new file, don’t open it. It could be that when opened, the malware will immediately run in the background and attack the user’s device. Instead of opening it, it is recommend to run a malware scan to make sure whether the file is safe or not.
6. A new homepage appears in the browser
Furthermore, it relates to browsers where if users suddenly see the default homepage or search engine of the browser on their device change, then it could be caus by malware. Users can indeed change the search engine back to the initial settings, but that does not mean that the user’s device is immediately free of malware. As other indications, it is recommend to run a malware scan to ensure device health.
7. There are no significant signs at all
Unfortunately, some types of malware are sometimes difficult to detect. Generally, malware authors do their best to ensure that their malware cannot be detect. Apart from that, indications of the presence of malware on a device are also often very minor and don’t feel like a significant problem such as a rather long loading time when opening an application or an application that suddenly crashes. Therefore, it is a good idea to routinely run malware scans every day.
Thus was a review of some of the signs that a device is expos to malware that needs to be watch out for. Through the above review, it is hop that users will be more aware of signs that might refer to malware.