Ask Dr. Z. : Do I have a Virus?

Dr. Z, I’m having a little trouble with my computer. It seems to be running slower than usual, and Apps move sluggish. My nephew came over this weekend and opened a PDF file in an odd email he received. The file turned out to be gibberish but I’m thinking that it may have given my PC a virus! What should I do?

Ann in Pompton Plains

 

Hello Ann, first things first, you must be extra careful in the future about what kind of e-mails and websites you open up! Be mindful about strange e-mails from people you’ve never contacted, especially emails with attachments. 99% of the time those files are attempts to phish your information or put malware on your computer. If it looks strange, just delete it.Phishing Continue reading