Taylortech, Guide # XXXXX What signs to look for, when a virus may be present?
Computer OS: Windows Vista
Guide # XXXXXWhat signs to look for, when a virus may be present?Look for unusual actions such as changes in screens and graphics and unanticipated disk activity. Keep a watch on the amount of available RAM on your system. A sudden decrease in available memory is a tip-off that something is amiss.
It's a good idea to write down or print out the file sizes of your various programs and check them occasionally to see if an increase has occurred. This can indicate a virus, although if you've added to the file since the last check this indication will be false. Know the contents of your CONGIG.SYS and AUOEXEC.BAT files and check them for any extra or inserted lines or commands.
You should know the most common signs of computer virus activity. These include:
If your system does become infected a total rebuild is needed. If you have your hard drive backed up you shouldn't be facing much of a problem. If you're not backed up you are going to lose valuable data.
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Jamie, its getting late for me, and I shall be retiring for the evening. Is that ok with you to continue tomorrow? I will be more fresh to assist you.Thanks Mike
I understand and no problem. I will get with you in the morning. As always you are great help to us.
Thanks so much, talk to you in the morning. Have a great evening.Mike...