Bit of a random question but how do you guys usually identify that your computer is infected? First time using Windows in quite a while and I am a lot more cautious on here. Cautious to the point that I am going on websites on my iPhone and worrying they will infect my Windows PC through the WiFi network.
I never use any type of anti-virus or anti-malware program anymore.
If (which basically never happens anymore) my programs act strangely, I run hijackthis to detect browser hijacking locations and unwanted entries.
Be aware though, that you have to know what you´re doing, as removing wrong entries may result in programs including windows not booting/starting up properly or at all.