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: email hacked and new driver installed

17 Mar 2013   #1

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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 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
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Mar 2013   #4


This even happened to my Comcast e-mail account once.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 email hacked and new driver installed

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
yahoo email hacked
I posted yesterday about receiving mailer daemon spam email on yahoo my email is an att email i tried to login today and my password doesn't work and i tried to reset my password yesterday but the steps i followed didnt show reset password in my account
Browsers & Mail
email account hacked, and receiving spam
i use microsoft outlook for my email accounts i have two email accounts. to simplify things, we will name them 1 and 2. account 1 gets forwarded to 2. recently, i started getting advertisements at account 1, weight loss, etc... i checked account 2, which is a gmail account, and none of these...
Browsers & Mail
My email got hacked today
My inbox got hacked and everybody got an email with some bogus link. I called my provider and they gave me an 888 number to yahoo tech support. He asked to take over my computer to check some things out while I watched. He could tell I have a free version of AVG and at the end of the day I have...
Browsers & Mail
eMail Account got Hacked. Question about how to remove the trojan(s).
Hello All, I made the mistake of changing my email password back to what it was when our email account got hacked and the spamming program managed to send out a bunch of un wanted to emails to friends and family. I did change the password and the spam stopped but I want to know if there are any...
System Security

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 17:23.
Twitter Facebook Google+