As many of us are now working from home it is more important than ever before for you to take your IT security seriously.
Viruses are dangerous enough when you are only worrying about their effect on your home computers and other personal devices.
Now that we are using these devices to access important business systems it is important to recognize that your employer is relying on you and trusting you to not bring issues to work.
Sign of Virus
Here are some signs to look out for that may indicate you have a malicious virus somewhere on your computer:
- Unexpected pop up windows
- Slow startup and bad performance
- Suspicious unknown hard drive activity
- A lack of storage space
- Files missing from where you had left them
- Computer crashes and error messages
- High, unexplainable network activity
- Email is hijacked
- A slow and sluggish experience browsing the web
- Your security measures have been disabled without your knowing
If you are experiencing any of the above signs it is likely that a virus has taken your system hostage.
It is important that you report to your employer that this is happening on your device to prevent infecting your work network.
Keeping this information from your employer is dangerous and could cause additional issues.
They likely have a plan in place to protect their data and get your system running the way it was designed to.
Ideally through the use of a remote working helpdesk IT security tool.