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Windows 7: should passwords be changed on websites after malware is found on a pc

30 Dec 2014   #1
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 
should passwords be changed on websites after malware is found on a pc

This PC I fixed for a friend was loaded with malware, adware, browser hijackers. you name it and he had it on there... should I assume that maybe his passwords for websites could have been compromised and that he should change them just in case? especially for sites like his bank, or paypal?

I removed the malware (all of it, I think) using various programs, and I did not format the drive or reinstall windows.

thoughts?

thanks for the help.


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30 Dec 2014   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi

if it was me I would change the passwords from another computer for the web sites.
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30 Dec 2014   #3
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

I was wondering about that. changing a password could be giving the evil doers the new password. great tip, thanks.
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