If you do not take any measures to ensure the security of your computer in a “perfect” day, you may become a victim of cybercrime.
Speaking of cybercrime, we primarily mean those cases where hackers use your personal computer for malicious purposes. You may be subject to such action, if you are using an unprotected computer, received fraudulent e-mail, which referred to the “urgent problem” that occurred in your account on Gmail.com, or even if just you wander on the network. The goal of hackers – to steal your private information, such as number and pin code credit card, username and password to access your bank, etc.
In addition, they may need your computer with all the processing power and internet access for viruses even more computers. This also allows hackers to mask their true location in the implementation of cyber attacks. The greater the number of computers used in this hacker, law enforcement more difficult to calculate it. If the offender can not be found, it can not be stopped and punished.
There are many threats to the security of your computer, as well as many ways to steal your information or infect your computer with viruses. Often, as a hacker or virus gains access to your computer, you will not notice little or no symptoms of what is happening. It is understood that this is done on purpose, so that you did not suspect for a possible period of time. In general, online criminals are trying to profit from their actions as soon as possible. The harder you make this task for them, the more likely that they will leave you alone and go in search of easier prey.
After you open and run an infected program or application you may not immediately notice that your computer is something going on.
Here are some signs you identify the virus infection:
- Your computer is running significantly slower than usual;
- It often does not answer or hang;
- Your computer restarts on its own;
- You get strange error messages.
What to do?
Antivirus will scan your system and other programs to search for malware. Of course, it helps if you regularly update anti-virus databases. Otherwise, to save your data, you may need to seek professional help. After the problem is resolved, do not forget to change the passwords to accounts, the service that you use.
TOP-10 most active threats for Windows: http://malwarelist.net/2013/02/16/top-10-threats-for-windows/
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