Here are the signs that you should be worried about: Your computer seems to freeze up a lot. You are getting lots of pop-up messages from malware. Your printers seem to go offline and few people can print to them. You open your emails and see so many spam emails that it’s starting to overwhelm.
If any of these sound familiar, then the time may have come for you to upgrade your McAfee endpoint Security system by adding McAfee Endpoint Protection (MEP) software onto all the PCs in your organization. If you aren’t taking full advantage of it yet, then now is the time to start. Here are some signs that you should be worried about.
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The most obvious sign that your computer has become a victim of malware is when it just freezes or freezes and crashes repeatedly. I don’t care if the computer or the user is not using Windows 7 or Windows 10, these crashes and freezes are a sure sign that your endpoint protection system has failed. And, if you are using Windows 7 or Windows 10 you may have to be even more careful about this. Microsoft is acquiring well over half of the shareware software market and I suspect they are not going to be kind to these old systems.
The other sign that you should be worried about is when your computer simply stops communicating with your network or with any other devices on the network such as printers, scanners, or mobile devices because they have become infected. At this point, you need to know how to troubleshoot the problem.
Another sign that your endpoints are being compromised is when you receive lots of spam e-mail messages. You should be receiving several hundred of these a day, but certainly not a few thousand like some ISPs receive. And, don’t just look at these spam messages; look at all incoming traffic including that coming from your email server. This will tell you if there is some kind of an intrusion at your email server or whether it’s just spammers trying to jam up the system and get around the scanning engine to send in their own spam.
The thing to remember about spam is that any time you have an influx of malicious traffic, you should be suspicious and check your systems for malware. Check all the systems on your network and get rid of anything that doesn’t belong on a clean computer.
And, if any of your endpoints start getting spammed and you don’t know why you might want to look in those computers for some kind of bad software. You can do this by checking the active processes for anything out of the ordinary. If needed, run a full virus scan on those systems right away.
If any of your devices are not communicating with the rest of the network, you should make them work correctly. If you don’t know how to do this, then call your help desk and have a technician do it for you because this means that some malware is already on them.
Another sign that things are getting out of hand with your computers is when you have so many pop-up messages from spam ads that even if they are not displaying your web browser or application, you still get the pop-up message telling you to install something better while trying to get into your computer.