It has become essential to have secure and trusted antimalware software these days to get protected from malicious hackers and malware. Malware is becoming common and challenging to detect. Malware can change tactics, swap bytes around and comes out to be a new unrecognized program.
Various cyber-security products are used to identify unrecognized malware. Some program uses virtualized environments, system monitoring, and network traffic detection to detect unrecognized malware. Besides using the best antimalware and cybersecurity product, there is still change of being hacked.
How to know if you are hacked
Given below are few points that explain you are hacked
You get a ransomware message
You may receive a message on your screen saying that your data has been encrypted and will ask you for payment to unlock it. Ransom they ask for is usually very huge, and there is no guarantee that the data will be fully recovered. Small businesses, large businesses, hospitals, police stations, and entire cities have been suffered from ransomware.
You get a fake anti-virus message
When a system gets compromised, you may receive a pop-up message that you are infected. You will receive a pop-up message which is a fake anti-virus message that will, later on, figure out a way to lock up your browser so that you can’t get out of the fake message without killing the browser and restarting it.
Such pop-up message pretends to be an anti-virus scanning product which is claiming that they have found dozen of malware on your system.
You have unwanted browser toolbars
A common sign of been hacked is getting unwanted browser toolbars. These toolbars may name like a toolbar that helps you. You should know the sources from where these tool bars come. If it is coming from a well-known vendor, then these toolbars should be used otherwise remove it.
You see frequent, random -pop-ups
Another sign that your system has been compromised is that you will receive random browser pop-ups from websites that generally don’t generate them. These pop-ups are caused by malicious mechanism mentioned above. To get rid of the pop-ups message, you need to remove the bogus toolbars and other programs. Dealing with these pop-ups is more complicated than battling email spam.
Your friends receive social media invitations from you that you didn’t send
You or your friend will receive an invitation on social media sites whereas you will are already a friend to him. Later on, you will notice that their social media site is devoid of other recognizable friends and none of older posts. In this case, the new friend is actually a hacker that controls your social media account.