Millions of PC and Mac owners warned over 10 ‘red flags’ you’re in big danger

ALL PC users should be on alert to the key signs of spying.

Cyber-experts have revealed 10 “red flags” that suggest you may have been hacked.


Look out for the warning signs on your PC or MacCredit: Microsoft

Hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated with their methods of attack.

Worse still, we’re keeping more of our private info (and money) online.

So a hack attack in 2023 can be truly devastating.

Now cyber-experts at VPNOverview have issued a list of 10 warning signs that your PC or Mac may have been compromised.

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“According to 2022 Statista data, there were 2.8 billion malware attacks in the first half of the year worldwide,” cyber-experts warned.

“As malware becomes increasingly difficult to detect, it may be difficult to determine whether your device has been compromised.”

Here are the warning signs to look out for:

  • Your webcam is recording without your authorisation
  • Your computer has become slow
  • Your task manager is disabled
  • Your browser often gets redirected
  • Your computer heats up frequently
  • You have strange browser activity
  • You receive a ransomware attack message
  • You’ve been logged out of websites you automatically log in to
  • You have weird programs installed on your computer
  • You frequently get strange pop-ups on your desktop

It’s worth noting that these are necessarily 100% guarantees that your machine is compromised by hackers.

But spotting one or several of these “red flags” is a good sign that you need to investigate further.

“Detecting a monitoring app isn’t easy, even for the most tech-savvy user,” the cyber-experts warned.

“It requires a deep understanding of your operating system and how spyware behaves.

“The best course of action is to install a reputable anti-virus such as Norton 360.

“This anti-virus can perform deep PC scanning that can identify suspicious files and malicious programs, as well as providing a firewall defence against future spyware infections.

“It is also important to be wary when clicking on suspicious looking email attachments , as these often transmit spyware.”

Always be careful with unsolicited emails or links – they can be very dangerous.

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And if you think you’ve been hacked, take immediate action.

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