How do you know if you have a virus in your computer?

@BVBF25 (753)
United States
October 26, 2006 10:52am CST
My computer has been acting strange the past few days and I am convinced that I have a virus. It's been running unusually slow and I'm getting the cannot find server page frequently. I've checked my control panel and clicked on add/remove programs and I didn't see anything that wasn't supposed to be their. That's the only way I know how to check for a virus. If anybody else has anymore suggestions please let me know!
2 people like this
4 responses
• United States
28 Oct 06
Well I think everyone else covered all the tips I was going to offer. And even more.
@BVBF25 (753)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I thank you still!
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
I think that several people have covered very well what I was planning to advise you. LOL I do know that sometimes when my computer used to run slowly, it turned out to be spyware rather than a virus but now the only reason for it being slow is my ISP and the fact that I am on dial-up connection. Good luck and I hope that you have the problem all sorted out now. :)
@sree4030 (657)
• India
29 Oct 06
SIMPLE. IF THERE IS ANY PROBLEMS IN BOOTING OR WITH ANY PROGRAMMES, IT MEANS THERE IS SOME VIRUS.
@istanto (8571)
• Indonesia
29 Oct 06
scan it with antivirus you will see if you have virus on your computer.