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Windows 7: security help

02 Aug 2010   #1
Wicca

 
 
security help

i received an email from a game server telling me i signed up with my normally username i normally use
i want to know could i have been hacked coz i loged onto the game server
and found out that my email username and password are the same that i would use for other accounts i have comodo internet security as my security
and the strange thing i was on web sites that were similar to this one
MMORPG i was searching around but i might have signed up and forgot about it but how can i know if i am hacked coz all my emails are fine none have been read and i my computer seems fine


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02 Aug 2010   #2
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Wicca.

First things, first -- change your e-mail password. Then change the password for the game sites, preferably making each of them different, and most definitely different from your e-mail password.

Next, it wouldn't hurt to update your antivirus software and scan your computer.
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02 Aug 2010   #3
Wicca

 
 

but how can i know if i am hacked
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02 Aug 2010   #4
Wicca

 
 

done now how do i know if i am hacked
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02 Aug 2010   #5
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
i might have signed up and forgot about it
If you are using the same password everywhere, it is possible, as that does appear to happen at game sites. That is why I advised you to change all your passwords, making them different for each site.
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02 Aug 2010   #6
Wicca

 
 

i changed all my passwords how do i know for 100 percent if i have been hacked
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02 Aug 2010   #7
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Have you updated your antivirus and/or anti-malware software and run a full system scan?
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02 Aug 2010   #8
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
how do i know for 100 percent if i have been hacked
well...........
1.check sent e-mails
2.gmail lists last few ips....don't know about other email services though.It gives an indication of fishy activity.
3.run a scan with hitman/mbam etc as advised

some precautions
don't have common password for all sites/do not let browsers etc remember passwords
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03 Aug 2010   #9
Wicca

 
 

the only problem is no usually proccess is running and my computer is not running slow
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03 Aug 2010   #10
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Wicca.

In that case, it sounds as though you had registered at that site and forgotten, as you indicated in your initial post.
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