Programs Installed Automatically
- Automatic updates that contained new programs or files
- For multiple users, double check to confirm and ask if they installed new programs or files.
- After downloading a new program, you may not have realized that other programs additional programs were installed
Common Programs That Indicate a Hacker Has Been On the Computer
Backdoor and Trojans are installed after a hacker has gained access to your computer, which helps the hacker to obtain a huge amount of information that is on your computer. Mysterious antivirus programs, spyware, and malware can be an indication of a hacking activity, which may have affected your computer. That may have occurred from a virus from downloading or browsing a hijacked site via the internet. Firewalls and computer security programs are intended to eliminate non-users from accessing the computer. If you are receiving pop-ups or indications from unknown programs requesting access to your computer, mysterious programs may have been installed or there is a chance your computer is hacked. As a recommendation, if you are experiencing this try blocking or removing these rogue programs.
Passwords to the Computer Has Been Changed
If you notice that, the password to your computer has been changed and you cannot log in, this is a red flag and an obvious indication that your computer has been hacked, as passwords cannot be changed on its own. Try contacting the computer company to see if they could assist with possibly resetting the password to regain access to your computer.
Dramatic Increase in Network Activity
Tip: If you are experiencing any of the following issues, don’t panic, where there is a problem there is a solution. As a recommendation, follow up with your computer company or online accounts to help eliminate these issues.