Internet Browser Malfunctioning
Posted 21 February 2007 - 11:55 PM
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:26 AM
I am currently looking over your log. As I am an Undergraduate, everything that I post to you must be checked by an Admin or Moderator. Thus, there may be a tiny bit of a delay between posts, but it shouldn't be too long. I will post back shortly with a potential fix.
Thanks for your patience!
Posted 01 March 2007 - 05:31 AM
Posted 01 March 2007 - 05:35 AM
It appears you have a backdoor trojan on your computer, which could allow any number of Infections into your system, If that is the case your computer is and always will be at risk. I cannot guarantee that we can clean everything and reset all changes that has been done to the computer.
Root kits can be extremely hard to detect, and just as hard to clean out.
You have to think that from this point forward, you can't completely trust your computer. The root kit could be hiding a backdoor trojan.
It could be that it is possible for someone to secretly steal your financial an other sensitive information and do ANYTHING they want with the computer.
The only way to be SURE that the infections and the changes they have done are removed is to reformat and reinstall.
If that is acceptable to you, not only would it be safer, but it would probably be less time consuming to do a reformat than to clean up the computer.
Please read this article that was published by Robin at Castle Cops and you will understand better why this warning and what to do.
Further to the article you are strongly advised to do the following immediately:
1. Disconnect the infected computer from the internet and from any networked computers until the computer can be cleaned.
2. Call all of your banks, credit card companies, financial institutions and inform them that you may be a victim of identity theft and to put a watch on your accounts or change all your account numbers.
3. From a clean computer, change *all* your online passwords -- for email, for banks, financial accounts, PayPal, eBay, online companies, any online forums or groups you belong to.
Do NOT change passwords or do any transactions while using the infected computer because the attacker will get the new passwords and transaction information.
Also do whatever else that seems appropriate.
Before you decide to reformat you should check that you have all the necessary information and software.
If you decide to continue with a cleanup you should not use this computer for financial or other sensitive transaction.
Let me know what you want to do.
sorry It couldn't be better news
Posted 01 March 2007 - 11:12 PM
Posted 02 March 2007 - 12:15 PM
Yes, by that I take it you mean reformat! which would be the best course of action.
I think I'm just going to reprogram windows xp on it but if I do will it take out this trojan?
This Tutorial may give you assistance Here
Read this article by TonyKlein
So how did I get infected in the first place?
All the best dan
Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:24 PM
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