Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: I have been hacked


22 Jan 2012   #1

windows7 x64
 
 
I have been hacked

Started my PC this morning and my Windows 7 Pro login password had been changed, with the hint changed also to: ha ha .

I do not do anything online to provoke malicious behavior from ppl, how did they get in?? I am running MS security essentials on this PC as well. The only use this particular PC has is for watching TV channels online. That's it, nothing more.

Furthermore, I only plug my router in when I am home, leaving no connection availible for most the average day.

I am really boggled here, any advice or idea's on how this happened would be appreciated.
-Del


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Does anyone else have access to your PC, who could have changed the password and hint?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2012   #3

windows7 x64
 
 

absolutely no one has access to my PC's. Now I just noticed something else odd, my router is unplugged, and yet I am seeing my wireless connection avalible..??? How can that be?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


22 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I take it that you access the Internet wirelessly? If so, what kind of protection are you using? You should be using WPA2 (if available), but even WPA (and, dare I say, WEP) is better than nothing. If you are already using protection, consider changing the password at the very least.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2012   #5

windows7 x64
 
 

pretty sure I am using WPA2,
however, I am going to start with my router and change the password as you say. I am going to do this via ethernet cable directly into my modem as well, by passing wireless completely. On my other PC I am using what I consider a high quality anti-virus program, just finished a deep scan with no reports of anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2012   #6

windows7 x64
 
 

funny thing is: my only affected PC that I can tell was the one with a generic wireless keyboard. Is it possible to key log a peripheal hardware like this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you used a flash drive from someone else, or did you loan your own flash drive out? Did you update any hardware?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 I have been hacked




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: I have been hacked
Thread Forum
Hacked or Not??? System Security
NBC hacked Chillout Room
hacked System Security
Solved Hacked System Security
I think i got hacked. System Security
have i been hacked????? PLEASE HELP.... Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33