As a rule, signs of computer infection are obvious. However, this is not always the case. There are miner viruses that normally вЂњeat upвЂќ only 10% of the video memory, so that the user may not even notice the external presence of the miner.
How to independently detect and neutralize such viruses?
- Call the task manager (ctrl + alt + delete or ctrl + shift + esc). There you can see which applications and processes are running at the moment.
- The most noticeable sign of a viral process is the absence of a process description.
Suspicious processes without description
As a rule, such processes are launched on behalf of the user, or it is not at all clear on whose behalf.
Now open the "properties" tab of this process. A window opens with the properties of the program that launched the process. Pay special attention to the вЂњDetailsвЂќ tab, where the information about the developer, the file version and its description, as well as the вЂњLocationвЂќ tab of the вЂњGeneralвЂќ tab are shown - the path to the running program is indicated here.
If the path "Placement" leads to the Temp directory, Temporary Internet Files or to some other suspicious place (for example, to the program folder from Program Files, but you are sure that you did not install such a program), then it is likely that this process belongs to virus software. In general, a list of system processes is available onby this
site. If suspicions were confirmed, then this program can be deleted. As a rule, this can be done without the use of special utilities.