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Windows 7: email hacked and new driver installed


17 Mar 2013   #1
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
email hacked and new driver installed

My email was hacked. It's not my main account and had a strong password. It happened once before so maybe just dumb luck...but after I woke my computer up just now I saw a driver being installed for "PCI standard host bridge install", or something along those lines. Why the heck would a driver be installed? Is there a connection, has my system been compromised?

I run MSE, MBAM Pro with exlcusions set for each. Also SuperAntiSpyware on demand and Spyware Blaster. Quick scans showed no issues, running full scans now.

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17 Mar 2013   #2

 

In what way was your e-mail hacked? Can you be more specific?

What do you use to send and receive e-mail?
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17 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

If it was Yahoo this is an ongoing thing, change your password often and use a hard password. Happened to me and my password was really strong. Seems it is Yahoo themselves that are being hacked into and the data stolen.
Yahoo! webmail! hijacks! are! back!... ? The Register
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17 Mar 2013   #4

 

This even happened to my Comcast e-mail account once.
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