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PATIENT ZERO: HOW TO TELL IF YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED WITH MALWARE

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You’ve just sat down at your desk preparing for the night-long session of Destiny 2 when suddenly your computer starts acting strange. You don’t remember configuring any of the settings or downloading any new programs.

Opening task manager leads to more questions, as your CPU is at 100% workload. Restarting the computer does not work, and uninstalling a few unnecessary programs shows no solution either.

The issue that is ruining your night is known as malware and they can infect both Windows and Apple operating systems. These

Malware is any type of software that sneaks its way onto your computer to complete a certain task. Adware will make ads pop up in your browser sessions. Spyware snoops around on the computer it infects to gain certain information.

There are many types of malware to take into account when considering your information security, but luckily there are many cheap antiviruses available & many ways to tell if there is malware is on your computer.