Have a Computer Virus? Now what?

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If you think you have a computer virus, take action right away. Don't leave it for when you have spare time. Depending on what virus your computer has, you will experience different symptoms. Some viruses make your computer useless or slow, some change important settings, others steal your personal information, others hack into your email accounts and send messages to all your contacts. The list goes on.

So what do I do now?

If you have an antivirus program running, it may be outdated. Try updating it and running a scan. If you do not have an antivirus program, follow the two steps below.

1- Download and run the free Microsoft Safety Scanner

2- Download and install the free Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus program

This is really some first-aid instructions. There are other antivirus programs to choose from and other techniques to troubleshoot hard-to-catch viruses.  Contact us if you need help cleaning your PC.