I think my pc has malware because I downloaded a cracked game and uninstalled all file related to this but it seems I can't find the source?
My pc still lags even I uninstalled it
- billLv 42 months ago
There are many free online virus /malware checking sites .
- LexLv 72 months ago
First off, Ha ha!
But on a serious note, try to download Malwarebytes. It's free and it's pretty good at clearing viruses once you have them.
- TStoddenLv 72 months ago
That's the main potential issue when downloading & utilizing cracks, as they can include unwanted "extras" (like malware) that you may not be aware of them until it's potentially. Uninstalling the game & the crack generally won't do anything as the malware will target a file or system process outside the game to propagate itself & run it's payload.
While you can utilize a free anti-virus / anti-malware program from a reputable provider (AVG, Avast!, Bit Defender, ect... just check if your preferred developer offers a free option) to see if you've got infected... you might want to consider nuking your system & re-installing everything.
Even then, you might not have eliminated the malware threat as some "rootkit" malware can embed itself into your storage drive & may require you to physically replace it... although such malware is a rare occurrence because it requires usage of exploits that manufactures may have patched out.
The TL;DR version here will give you 3 options...
1) Run a full (comprehensive) system scan with your preferred anti-virus / anti-malware program & EXCLUDE NOTHING in the scan.
2) Nuke your system by reformatting the drive, reinstall your OS & preferred apps.
3) Replace your storage drive (or your entire system) & start over anew.
- 2 months ago
Might have to do a fresh install. Don't be a pirate. Support the creators/devs man.
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- StarryskyLv 72 months ago
Maybe you did get malware.
Instead of trying to "find the source", did you try an anti-virus sweep? Even the free versions are very good. Here are some:
Trend Micro Housecall
Install and run only one at a time. Uninstall after running if not effective and go on to the next one. Only keep one on the hard disk.