Not sure if this belongs here, but there's just one thing I'd like to ask you malware experts here. The thing is that, in the past (and sometimes in present time too) I've had a habit of restarting my computer really quickly when I've been afraid of getting malware infection (like when I've got Avast virus warning popup when visiting some sites or when I've just visited some wird websote in general), usually in believe that if I've got infected it would affect my computer's startup/use after the startup. However, I've been told that if you close your computer when you've (probably) got malware, it just makes it easier for the infection to hide deeper into your system and become unreachable by antivirus & antimalware tools. I know this clould be case in some invidual advanced malwares, but in general I'd like to know if it's actually good idea to turn off the computer when you suspect that there might be some in your machine?
Edited by Pernaman, 17 September 2015 - 11:02 AM.