Detecting and cleaning up infected computers

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If your computer is infected with a virus, it may show the following signs:

  • You notice toolbars, links or favorites in your browser that you do not know and have not added.

  • Your predefined search engine, start page or mouse pointer have changed unexpectedly.

  • You write an address in the search bar of your browser, but you reach a completely different website, without reference to your destination.

  • You see unexpected pop-ups with advertisements or threats - even if your computer is not connected to the Internet.

  • Your computer suddenly becomes very slow. Not all speed problems are caused by viruses, but viruses often slow down the computer noticeably.

Remove the current virus immediately - free solutions can be found here.

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