SysChat is a free online computer support community. Ask questions, share resources, contribute knowledge and discuss technology. Join our growing community to access all features. Register Now!

SysChat » Tips 'n' Tricks » Security » What are the symptoms of spyware infection?


tips on computer security, virus, spyware and malware prevention

LinkBack Tip Tools

What are the symptoms of spyware infection?

By dothy1005
Almost every person that uses computers uses the Internet. This means that it is very possible that some types of spyware threats are already in your system. If you are clueless on how to identify whether or not your system has these types of intruders, we have listed some signs and symptoms that may help you confirm this problem.

Slow PC performance – if your Windows system begins acting slower than usual with increased CPU numbers. Other unrelated issues may also cause this type of performance so having only this symptom may not confirm that your system is infected by spyware. You may read on and check out the rest of the list.

Strange new toolbars that you cannot delete – if one day you notice an additional toolbar on your browser and you did not installed it.

Increased pop-up ads – if you notice that you have excessive popup windows that you are not able to close or stop from popping.

Changes in your homepage settings – if your homepage suddenly changed and you do not have the slightest idea why it happened.

Mysterious search results – if you are searching for something and you get search results that are not related to the topic of your research.

Frequent computer crashes – you may have spyware if your system crashes frequently while you are using it.

Tip Tools

Similar Threads
Tip Tip Starter Category Tips Last Post
Spyware Guard Malware Removal Instructions DanielGray Security 0 06-19-2009 01:13 AM
BBHK Spyware Trojan info and removal DanielGray Security 0 06-16-2009 05:45 AM
Conduct a comprehensive spyware and adware scan Sajid Articles 0 04-05-2008 05:54 PM
Why spyware scanners are better than normal antivirus software Sajid Security 0 01-21-2008 03:02 PM
The best approach to removing spyware from your Pc Sajid Security 0 01-21-2008 02:55 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is on
Smilies are on
[IMG] code is on
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are on

» Ads

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54