I’m a complete beginner when it comes to recognizing malware attacks but I believe my PC is infected. When I connect to the internet, some programs will install themselves on their own and it’s as if someone is connected to my computer. If I reinstall Windows, will it help? Is that enough or should I do something else as well?
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Windows reinstallation is the last option, first of all, check is there any malware using good anti virus.
Did you downloaded any software, sometime when you install software other software automatically installed with software.
Option-3 connect to the internet using any other internet browser.
Did you ran any AV to detect the possible thread?
my experience say Windows re-installation is a must. It will take a few hours and kill the issue.
I have spent hours trying to remove malware on systems and it hasn’t worked.