Easy check for malware or spyware

Easy check for malware or spyware

How do you know if your Windows computer has malware or spyware? Here is a easy check for malware or spyware on your Windows computer, broken down in easy to follow steps:

  1. On your keyboard, hold in both of the keys CTRL and Alt and then press the Delete button. If done correctly, you will get a new screen that has options such as Lock, Switch user, Log Off and Task Manager. (You can let go of the CTRL and Alt keys now, by the way). Another way is to right click on an open space on your taskbar (the bar to the bottom of your screen). See photo

    Right click on the Taskbar

    Right click on the Taskbar

  2. Please select the Task Manager in this screen. You will get a new window that looks very similar to the picture below
  3. A very easy way to check if your computer might have malware or spyware, to the bottom of the Task Manager window (see picture) has Processes, CPU usage and Physical Memory
Windows 7 Task Manager

Windows 7 Task Manager

If the CPU usage is rather high (75% or higher), and you are not doing anything too taxing on your computer, such as just checking your mail or browsing Facebook, then there is a chance that you might have malware or spyware, or maybe even a virus. It could also be nothing sinister, such as your anti-virus scanning your computer to keep it safe, or Windows Update installing the latest updates from Microsoft.

Best way to be sure is if you have an Anti-virus program installed, run a Full system Scan. This can normally take anywhere from a few hours to a day, so it is best to run the Full System Scan at night before you go to bed. If you do not know how to, or not even sure if you have an anti-virus program, then you can also send us a request to take a look for you. Or you can use the contact form to send us a message and we can contact you back. We can assist you using TeamViewer and have a look into your computer, and even show you how to do so for yourself for the future.

And since your private information, banking and credit information, private and personal pictures and all of your documents can be compromised if your system is infected, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Ticket Support system added

Good day all,
To offer a better service for website design and computer support, I have added a new Support Ticket service. If you have had a website designed by me, and would like to make a change, add some data, etc, or if you have a computer issue, and would like me to look into it, you can go to Request Support and open a ticket.

Please note that changes to websites take time, and do not come for free. Once you open a ticket, I will make an estimate on how long it might take and what I expect the price to be, if you agree to this, I will go ahead and apply the changes. The price that you agreed to is an ESTIMATE, and if the changes take longer or shorter than expected, this price can change. Although if the time difference is shorter than 15 minutes up or down, I will not change the final price. You will then receive an invoice via PayPal in your e-mail once the changes have been implemented.

To use the ticket system, please note that you must first register an account. Then you can proceed to and open a ticket. I receive a notification as soon as the ticket is made, and can normally respond in a quick fashion.