Do you have a computer related question?  We had a great one today that I really couldn't answer myself.  That's why we have a professional on call to help

First, a big THANK YOU to Computer Renaissance, Your One Stop Technology Shop for agreeing to answer a computer related question each week. I want to give them a big plug here.

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Now on to the question .This came from Jim B. in Ballston Spa.

How would I know if there is a virus on my computer?

Our friends at Computer Renaissance say your computer will run slow and sluggish.  You might also notice that your online experience is slow.

Another sign of a virus is trying to go to one website and you are automatically redirected to another... This is known as “Browser Hi-Jacking”… an example would be trying to go to google dot com and ending up at a completely different website.

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Lastly, if you notice there are a lot of “pop-up” ads during your online experience… you probably have a virus.

You can go to Norton or McAfee’s (mack-ah-fee) website to do a free diagnostic scan…

And of course if you have a virus get over to Computer Renaissance in Newton Plaza in Latham and our friends over there will have it removed and your computer running like new!

If you have any other questions for next week, here's where you can leave them (and get loyalty points at the same time)




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