I'm asking this question because I'm quite confused. A month or two ago, I had to take my computer to the ResNet at my University because I couldn't gain access into my computer. My computer wouldn't recognize my password and I thought someone hacked into my computer (I was wrong. I just put the wrong password(s) in). Anyways, they fixed the problem and did a bunch of different scans using Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials, and some other program(s). They returned my laptop and told me I had 250+ sources of Malware on my computer. I'm confused about this because I have a 2 year subscription to Webroot SecureAnywhere installed on my computer. I haven't had any problems with my computer other than 2 blue screens since I installed the software, which was back in November 2012. Also, I've been VERY caucious about which sites I access. I go on less than 30 websites on my laptop (I commit most of my time at my school's computer lab/library area). I'm quite confused by this. So, what exactly is Malware? How serious of a risk are my personal files put at with Malware on my computer? What's the best way to eliminate all Malware on my computer?
Edited by bigbrown411, 04 December 2013 - 11:28 PM.