General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

Technology & Practice Guide

Virus Symptoms

Since many viruses do not make themselves known immediately, how do you know if you have a virus? Watch out for these "flu-like symptoms" that can alert you to the possibility that you might have been infected with a virus:

1. Changes in file sizes, especially in .com and .exe files.

2. Unexplained changes in available RAM for running programs.

3. Unusual behaviors, such as not being able to load a program, taking longer to reboot, or seeing unusual messages flash across the screen.

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