Your guide as to whether you’ve been hot by Grayware from network security company Fortinet
1 Your computer is slower. The grayware application is taking more CPU and memory resources and causing the computer to slow down.
2 Your Windows Task Manager reveals that several “unknown” applications are operating.
3 The send/receive lights on your cable/DSL modem or the network/modem icons on the task bar flash to indicate traffic transmitted to and from your computer, even though you are offline.
4 The computer displays pop-up messages and advertisements when it is not connected to the internet or when the browser is not running.
5 The home page on your web browser has been changed mysteriously.
6 Internet Explorer's search engine has been changed from the default setting, and search results are delivered by an unexpected search site.
7 Your web browser’s "favourite" list has been modified and changing it back or removing the new additions does not work.
8 Your search or web browser toolbars are modified and new options are installed. Attempts to remove the toolbar items fail.
9 Your phone bills increase due to numbers (particularly premium services numbers) that you did not use.
10 Your anti-virus, anti-spyware or other security related program stops working. You receive warnings of missing application files and replacing them does not solve the problem.