Troubleshooting Common Security Threats (Pop Ups (might be coming from an…
Troubleshooting Common Security Threats
might be coming from an existing application that’s on your computer
might be part of the browser, or it may come from the website that you’re currently visiting
website you’re visiting may be attempting to infect you with malware
you may already be infected with malware, and the pop-up is simply a symptom of the infestation.
have browsers that are running at the latest version, because there are always security updates
scan to see if you’re already infected with malware.
google searching but browser goes elsewhere.
Install antimalware/anti virus cleaner or restore from good known backup
Browser Security Alert
causes by expired or wrong domain name
Certificate may not properly signed
Malware network symptoms
internet connectivity issues (malware likes to control everything
OS Updates failures
Malware keeps you vulnerable
Malware OS Symptoms
Rename system files/files disappearing/encrypt files and lose access
System Lock/Application Crashes
Completely stops (keyboard and mouse etc
Ctrl+Alt+Del/Task Manager could terminate bad apps.
Forece Quit (Cmd-Options-Esc on Mac OS X
Event log could track why it locked
Virus alerts and Hoaxes (pretends to be an legit alert)