3 Common Signs You Have a Virus or Malware

Posted by Info Email User on Friday, July 14, 2017


Most viruses or malware are merely annoying, while others are more serious and can compromise your privacy or hijack your computer to do nefarious things. For some, an even worse scenario is they lose all their files. All that hard work gone!

3 Common Signs You Have a Virus or Malware

Below are three very common symptoms to determine if you have virus or malware. If any of these symptoms are occurring on your PC we recommend calling us at Brainwave Computers right away 503-626-6264.


There are two events where slowdown is easiest to detect; when you boot up your computer or open a new application. If it is taking forever to start after you turn on your computer it could be a virus or malware. If you open a new program and it takes longer than usual you could have a virus or malware.


Many websites have pop-up ads. But if you start seeing pop-ups all the time, especially for products or services that seem suspicious, you may want to check for a virus. Whatever you do, don’t click on the links. Virus-based pop-ups are almost always designed to make your device even sicker.


If your computer seems to crash randomly without any consistency. Especially if it reboots and starts up on its own you could have a virus or malware. Sometimes you will also get weird system error messages or a message that recommends you restart.


Brainwave Computers specializes in cleaning your computer and removing viruses. Call us today at 503-626-6264 and we will be happy to make your computer virus-free and even help prevent the risk of future viruses or malware.

Watch the video below for a few more symptoms and visual cues you may have malware or virus: