12 Signs Your Computer Has Been Hacked
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12 Signs Your Computer Has Been Hacked


Twelve signs your computer has been hacked. Cyber attacks have recently become a very popular problem, so everyone is worried about protecting their data. To prevent your passwords or other important data from being stolen, you have to pay attention to any changes on your computer. Your printer doesn’t work properly, and you don’t know what it means. Your webcam behaves unusually. We’re going to tell you about 12 important signs that your computer has been hacked and your data and pictures have been stolen. Number twelve – the antivirus is switched off. Antivirus programs are pretty hard to disable, even when you want to. They have special safety protocols that ask you two or even three times if you are sure that you don’t want the program to work. So it’s almost impossible that you turn it off accidentally. The first thing that good hackers do is disable the antivirus, so that you can’t detect the intrusion. But you are smarter than them, right??? So as soon as you notice that your antivirus is off, turn it back on and contact a specialist. Number eleven – you receive fake antivirus warnings. If you see antivirus warnings that look different or unusual, this is a clear sign of a hack. Another bad sign is if you have a new antivirus you didn’t install. However before you start to worry, check if your old antivirus software was updated. Maybe it just looks different now. Number ten – your passwords don’t work. If you can’t access some of your accounts, and you’re sure you didn’t change your passwords and forget about it, your computer has most likely been hacked. Fortunately, most services have the two-factor authentication, so you can restore your passwords by having a code sent to your phone number. Once you’ve done it, change passwords even for the accounts that apparently haven’t been hacked yet. Tell all your friends not to open messages from you, and not to go through the links sent from your accounts. Number nine – your number of friends has grown. If you see some people on your social network pages that you don’t know, and there are many of them, it’s a clear sign that your computer, or at least your account, has been hacked. Check the chats with your friends for spam messages. Number eight – new icons appear on your dashboard. When you launch your browser and notice new icons on your dashboard, this might be a sign of the infiltration of some dangerous code onto your computer. Don’t run unknown applications if you don’t want to make the hackers’ job easier. Try to delete them from your computer if you can. Number seven – the cursor moves on its own. If you notice that your cursor is moving without your control and is highlighting something, it means your computer has definitely been hacked. Someone is probably doing something at this very moment. What you should do is disable the internet connection as soon as possible. Of course, after you finish watching this video, and like it. This means disconnecting the ethernet cable or turning off your wireless router until a specialist arrives and fixes the problem. Number six – your printer doesn’t work properly. You might be surprised, but cyberattacks influence not only the computer itself, but also your peripheral devices. For example, if your printer refuses to print something out, it might be a worrying signal. Or, you’re just out of paper. Who knows? The same applies for all other devices connected to your computer. Number five – you are redirected to different websites. You should be alert if your browser keeps redirecting to different websites. Of course, maybe it’s your own fault. Do you remember visiting some suspicious-looking internet sites? If not, your system might have been hacked. It’s time to call a specialist if you type something into a search engine and instead of Google pages, you go to another page you don’t know. The same goes for situations when you see too many pop-up windows. Number four – your files are deleted by someone else. This is a 100% sign of a hack. If you see that your folders are empty, don’t panic. There are some tools that can restore deleted files, so this is not the most pressing issue. But the safety of your system is. Number three – your data is on the Internet, even though you didn’t put it there. You’ve probably heard many stories in the news about celebrities whose photos were stolen and shared with the entire world. This is a terrible situation to be in, and this can happen to anyone. It’s just that only celebrity stories end up in the newspapers. Hackers can start blackmailing you, threatening to share your information with your friends. YOUR NEXT First take care of your credit cards. Call your bank and tell them to block the cards that you have used to pay for something online. Only after your money is safe, call a specialist that can deal with the safety problem. The stolen data can’t be returned, so whatever is online stays online. Try not to store files you don’t want to be stolen from your computer. Number two – there is unusual webcam behavior. Check your webcam indicator. If it is on or blinking, make sure no applications are launched that require a webcam, such as Skype, FaceTime, or others. If you don’t see a reason for the webcam to be on, reboot the system and check again. If the indicator is on again, you have a problem. Disconnect from the internet and call a specialist. Number one – your computer works very slowly. If even the simplest operations take your computer a very long time to complete, and if you notice a significant drop in the speed of your internet connection, it might mean that someone hacked your computer. First, try to reboot your computer and check the performance again. Maybe you just need a hardware upgrade. If nothing changes, launch the task manager and look for the processes that are eating your RAM. Shut down all tasks that you can and see how well the computer works. If you experience problems after that, well, you already know what you should disconnect, and who you should call. WHAT YOU SHOULD DO So let’s sum up and repeat what you should do. Warn your friends and other people to whom you sent emails that your computer has been hacked. Tell them not to open messages from you and not to click on any links from you. Tell your bank about a possible leak of your data. Find out how to protect your money. Delete all unfamiliar programs, and also those you can’t launch. Install a reliable anti-virus program, and scan your system. Some companies make trial versions. Change the passwords on all your accounts. If you still feel that the problem is not solved, ask a specialist. Hit the like button if you think that cyber safety is very important these days. Share it with your friends who have devices with internet access. 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100 thoughts on “12 Signs Your Computer Has Been Hacked

  1. Yesterday I received an add on YouTube for learning how to force my way into an older or badly secured it-system.
    So hacking must be 100 % legal, I suppose.

  2. Whenever I comment on a news item off of yahoo the computer starts running hard, overworking, getting hot. I put it to sleep for a few minutes, then its ok.

  3. i think my dads facebook is hacked,it sends me some links that "he" sent me,how am i sure that he didnt sent me,well he was playing game on computer,and i was on phone,when suddenly,"he" sent me some link,this happens often,maybe and computer is hacked,cuz it works kinda slow

  4. Remove Windows versions and install Linux distributions like MX18.3 or search for other lighter version. You don't have to be worrying about any Virus, Malware, Phishing or any other online attacks. Just install Firewall and activate.

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  7. Another sign your pc is hacked is when your browser has a 'mind of its own' and starts scrolling down the page, making you lose the comments you were just typing.
    This often happens to 'truthers' who expose corruption and lies by our governments and who the state deems a 'threat'.
    They also have acces to Windows 'back doors' which they use to mess up your internet connections, usually disabling it.
    You can have one or two other devices running on the same router at the same time and they are OK, but the pc used to deliver anti-government messages or to counter the media propaganda lies gets disconnected.
    In that case I'd recommend changing the NAME of that pc after it has been antivirus checked and given a fresh installation of the OS.
    PCs and other devices have a name which you choose, so don't forget to change that as well as any of the other things mentioned on here.

  8. bright side my computer crusor moves on its own even when the internet is off and its really slow in downloads now what? am i hacked????!!!!!! please tell me im terifed i have much data in my computer!!

  9. use recycle bin if hackers format a drive use recovery software like eraseusdatarecovary and other recovery icons but you forgot something that means hard drive or hard disk

  10. 11 is not a hack, you been infected.fake antivirus, adwcleaner or malwarebytes
    8 again not a hack but infected or hijacked browser
    6 printer can stop printer for various reasons more like your print spooler stopped
    5 browser hijacked not hacked run adwcleaner and removed hijack
    4 just beacuase your files "aren't" doesn't mean you been hacked. there are loads of reaons maybe they just been flagged as hidden by system.
    3 celebes  let themselves get "hacked" sometimes. free publisity…..1 just because your pc is slow doesn't mean you been hacked. you might just have pup's that can affect system performance.
    if you have been hacked don't bloody send anyone emails, you could actually spread your infection.

  11. You keep talking about asking a specialist. Its next to impossible for the average home user to know who is legit and not going to charge a small fortune for simple solutions that the average user won't understand. The the field of "specialists" are full of scammers and gougers. Its easier and cheaper to save any files to a thumb drive or external drive and reinstall your OS. Windows 10 is the worst OS for leaving a back door to hackers that simply can't be disabled. If you use Windows 10, be sure to have a good clone of your OS and applications on another bootable drive you can switch out and then reclone back to your corrupted drive. Every day move all your new work and data to an external drive that is shut off when not in use. Delete all files every day after you have transferred them to this external drive which is the depository of all your files. By deleting them every day you will easily see what files you created each day that need to be moved out with no duplication in your depository drive. If you do all this, it will be easy to replace your boot drive with the ready clone and be exactly where you were before a problem.

  12. did you know that you can able to see your data by signing to your Microsoft account no switching to a Microsoft account, yes theafs don't know the password until an unless they learn the passwords

  13. oh no my computer has a trojan that slows my computer what do i do? Me who has 2 games on steam open, an intel I1 fruit fly sized chip, and windows 1.0

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  15. The cursor moved on its own on my old computer. I called support IMMEDIATELY! It tried closing it but I had a TouchPad. I was able to hold it off. But 2 months later, IT COULD NOT START!

  16. If a virus protection software says that a trojan threat has been removed does that mean that virus possibly already had accessed your personal information?

  17. Computer hacking always starts with bloatware on your system pre-installed by OEM. That's why it's always better to build your own system and install the full version of Windows where nothing is OEM.

  18. Thanks bro but one question which antivirus app is the best ..???
    Tell me as soon as possible
    Please , Porfavor…..

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