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Windows 7: Help, somebody is using microsoft C++ 2008 to hack into my pc

16 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Microsoft visual C++ 2008 + dial connection = pc hack

I am a college student, living in an apartment

I am using asus laptop K42j series and an internet connection, flash disk smart bro (SMART telecom: isp in the philippines)

The first week after I bought the "Broadband" (but its setup is in dialup connection) the connection was fast and unencrypted, after a few weeks the connection drops a little thus I encrypted it from the advanced firewall settings, until I begin to re-install my windows-7 Home premium because of my paranoia of a hacker hacking my pc.

After 3 months of not knowing, I only noticed today (10-16-2011) that somebody is using microsoft visual C++ 2008 to bypass my firewall settings and to connect to this dial-up usb broadband

I also deleted some files in the C:\Windows\Installer pertaining to microsoft visual C++ which I never installed in this pc, used CCleaner to clean up registry keys made by the microsoft visual C++

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16 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

...You cannot be serious. First off, the "encryption" provided by Windows Firewall is only for IPsec connections not all network connections. Second, MS Virtual C++ is a resource for applications, a collection of pre-built code libraries. Applications that make use of them supply a redistribution of it. It is as harmless as anything else. Its not a hacker.
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16 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

thank you for the reply
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16 Oct 2011   #4

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Can you give us a little more detail about the problem, like how you discovered the intrusion, what flagged C++ as being involved, etc?
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16 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

The moment I reinstalled windows 7, there is already files in the temp folder including ones with the C++ and the windows installer, luckily ccleaner with me..

In the C:\Windows\Installer folder, there are files that are in there, but I never installed any of it, there are also files that belong to the windows 7 installer, the thing troubled me is that the files in the Installer folder has the majority of Microsoft C++ (right click>>>properties>>>detailes tab) which I never Installed, ofcourse I got security update for Microsoft Visual C++ after when I updated my windows after the day I installed it

certain dlls i the services.msc also has addresses to C:\Users\(user name)\appdata\Local\Temp

Before I reinstalled my pc, I do get numerous updates from Java and adobe reader with the latest version already installed

I do not have a copy or name of the files because I have deleted them already, but I do remember that my files in the hard disk before I reinstalled for the first time becomes shared with another Account Unknown after a week even after I kept on modifying security in the Internet options and Home group advanced sharing settings

there are also entries in my disk like C:\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data.......\Application Data...
(don't know what it is)
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16 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Okay...I don't know how to put this...but currently the only threat to your computer right now...is yourself.
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16 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

thank you for the information
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16 Oct 2011   #8

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

If your router is putting out a wireless signal and your living in an apartment. You should change your wireless encryption to wpa2 if you haven't already. Wep is very easy to break.
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17 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Its not always MS or you installing it. And certainly notjhing outside, but rather applications you are installing.

Many applications will install/re-install C++ as it is required for them to run properly.
You may see different variations of it in the Add/remove programs sections.
32bit, 64bit etc ...

While deleting the temp files is perfectly harmless, as they are just temporary files, removing or un-installing it may break certain applications which require it.


This is all perfectly normal, and nothing to be alarmed about.
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17 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

thank you for the information
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