Device Security

Secure your devices against hackers

how to tell if your computer has been hacked

There are a number of ways to find out if you have been hacked, for example:

  • New programs installed
  • Online or Windows passwords have been changed
  • E-mail spam being sent or bounce back e-mails being received
  • Slow computer or Internet speeds
  • Unknown programs requesting extra permission
  • Security programs uninstalled or not working
  • Computer is doing things by itself
  • Internet browser homepage changed or new toolbar
  • You see strange posts made by you on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  • You start getting calls from your Bank, Credit Card company and Microsoft
  • What to do if your computer has been hacked

    Once you know you have been hacked the first step is to limit the amount of damage they can do.

  • Change all your online passwords
  • Reinstall or reactivate your antivirus software
  • Check your bank or credit cards for fraud
  • Make sure you don't plug in any external storage drives

  • Once you have completed those steps you will need the help of a professional to clean your computer, backup your data and try to minimise the damage from the hackers. Book an appointment with us using the form below or by calling 0422611692

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