Different types of Malware can affect your internet connection or computer in a variety of ways. The most common issues caused by malicious software are as follows:

  • Slow computer response - loss of PC functionality and performance
  • Slow internet connection
  • Webpage redirects
  • Pop-up windows
  • Unexpected images
  • Unwanted adverts
  • Unable to visit websites
  • Browser slow to respond
  • PC shutting down when trying to remove the malware
  • Fake blue screen of death
  • Personal information stolen
  • Deleted Information
  • Spam email sent from your account

Tips to reduce the risk of getting infected by Malware:

  • Do not click on dubious websites
  • Make sure the operating system has all the latest updates installed
  • Check your browser security settings and increase security settings if needed
  • If you need to download any software, check the trustworthiness of the site you are downloading it from
  • Safe email practice:
    •  Delete emails you think are spam
    •  Do not open any emails, links, or files sent to you from unknown senders

How can I remove Malware?

  • Run a scan on your device's virus protection software. If you don't have one, you can buy one on Amazon or download a free basic version
  • Download anti-malware software like malware bytes and run a scan
  • Bring it to a local computer technician
  • As a last resort, you can perform a factory reset to the device