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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.