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04 Aug 2010   #11

windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Hi, Wicca.

In that case, it sounds as though you had registered at that site and forgotten, as you indicated in your initial post.
I agree with that and.or maybe a friend or family member knows your information and used it to register on a site.

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04 Aug 2010   #12

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You probably were not hacked. Problem is, you can't be absolutely sure. So in addition to changing the password, I recommend you also change the following if applicable:

* Any personal information
* PINs
* Secret questions and answers
* Any email addresses associated with the account
* And anything else that might be use for account validation and recovery

If you don't, and if someone did hack your account, it's very possible that you could find it hacked again.
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04 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Have you updated your antivirus and/or anti-malware software and run a full system scan?
Have you done as Corrine has suggested?

It may be possible that you have somehow managed to get a keylogger on your system.

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04 Aug 2010   #14
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
but how can i know if i am hacked
The fact is, it's hard to tell sometimes. Malware/Viruses nowadays, for the most part, run as quietly as possible, trying not to draw attention to themselves in the hopes of staying on the system longer.

You can d/l tools to check, such as Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials.


After you d/l these & get the latest definitions, run a full system scan with both. That could take a while, but better to be on the safe side

If you want to do a further search, you can check the task manager and make sure all the processes running are legitimate. You can also d/l Process Explorer which will give you more information:

Windows Sysinternals: Documentation, downloads and additional resources

Some of the more common signs of being hacked are lots of pop ups, slow system performance, and high internet usage when you are not using any programs.

It's a PIA, but keeping your PC safe nowadays requires monitoring everything regularly.

A good firewall is a definite must have item also
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04 Aug 2010   #15


i changed all my passwords my email and facebook has my personal info but i changed the password now
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04 Aug 2010   #16


i ran a scan withh hitman malwarebyes a squared comodo and superanti spyware and they found nothing
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04 Aug 2010   #17

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Then the chances you are not infected ...
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