Every year, computer viruses seem to get more sophisticated and harder to detect, with increasingly dangerous consequences for the user. Modern viruses cannot only render your computer inoperable – they can steal your identity, hijack your credit card information, or trick you into paying a ransom to free your computer. RCO Computers LLC in Wisconsin Rapids recommends seeking out a computer repair service if you notice any of the following signs:
- Excessive Pop-Ups: Running into pop-ups while browsing the web is one thing, but you should be wary if it occurs frequently and always seems to be an ad for the same thing. Also, running into pop-ups when you're not even online is a sure sign that you've bee infected with a virus or malware.
- Phantom Messages: Viruses and malware will almost always use your computer to spread to other machines, so be on the lookout for email messages sent from your account or Facebook posts you didn't write.
- Blackmail & Lockout: This is a common scam technique used to steal money and credit card numbers. If your computer ever freezes and just displays a message that it will be freed if you pay a fine or purchase a certain antivirus software, don't do anything and seek professional help immediately.
- Basic Programs Stop Working: This is usually a sign that a virus is disabling your computer.
Visit RCO Computers LLC online to book an appointment in the Wisconsin Rapids area to have your computer or laptop looked at today, or call (715) 575-3755 with any questions regarding their computer repair service.