Windows - How to check if your PC is infected?

A simple method to find out if your PC is infected:
  • Go to the Start menu > Run tab

Type the following command and press Enter system.ini
  • A Notepad will open:
  • If you have the following message, it means that your PC is clean!
  • But if you receive a message like the one below, is means that your PC is infected.
  • It is therefore necessary to scan and disinfect your computer.

Note: thanks to tribun for this tip
Also read: How to check if your antivirus is active or not?
Published by jad05. Latest update on March 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM by jak58.
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