My Computer Is Running Slow and Infected With an Unknown Virus, How to Get Rid of This Quickly?
Sometimes it is obvious if your computer is infected with a virus. It will crash, windows will corrupt or maybe not even start and you will see warnings and errors. On other occasions it might not be so obvious because the virus or malware has installed without you even knowing about it and by the time you do find out all your personal data may be compromised or windows may be corrupted of your computer is infected with an unknown virus.
Here are some symptoms that are a good indication that your computer is infected with a virus or malware.
#1 Your Computer will run much slower than it usually does and there may be a long delay between you pressing a key on the keyboard and any response, especially when typing a document.
#2 Unable to run applications games or programs. Either they are blocked from running or you see error messages telling you that the programs are corrupt or infected.
#3 Open the windows task manager by right clicking on the task bar and then go to the performance tab. If the CPU usage is constantly hitting 100% when you are not using the computer this means something is running in the background and it may be malware.
#4 you start getting
warning messages from antivirus or antimalware software
that has suddenly appeared on your machine and which you
did not install. This software itself is usually the
virus or malware.
If you see any of the above errors you may have a virus on your computer and you need to take steps to get rid of it quickly before it causes real damage to your computer.
How do you get rid of an unknown virus from your PC?
There are several steps you can take even if you do not know what your computer is infected with.
#1 Start the task manger using the method in step three above. Once this starts go to the processes tab. Look for any processes that are using a lot of memory, especially ones with random names. Once you have found them stop them by highlighting them and clicking on end process.
#2 Once you have stopped the process check the performance of your computer by running programs that have slowed down and by checking the CPU usage in task manager. If your computer now runs faster you need to find out what the process is for. You can search its name on the internet. If it is malware or for a program that is not required you can delete it.
#3 If you have found the cause of the problem in step two search for and delete the malware from your computer by searching for the filename and deleting files and folders with that name. Once you have done this restart your computer. If the problem is gone you have managed to get rid of malware from your computer. If it is still there go to the next step.
#4 if your computer is still infected with an unknown virus and running slow after running the steps above you need to find the problem with the help of software. Download and run a system and registry scanner. Doing this will search for malware and errors on your computer and find them for you quickly. Even viruses that try to disguise themselves will be found and your computer will run faster and safer than ever.