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#1 jmu2011

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:15 PM

So I don't know what in the world this is, but I was talking with my friend tonight when this strange voice came over my computer and clearly stated my name. My nickname at that. I thought it was a prank, when I realized that absolutely no one except me uses this computer. This makes me really afraid to use it now! What could be the cause?

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:48 AM

substance abuse?

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:35 AM

substance abuse?


WHAT? No! I've heard of some trojans hacking in and causing problems like this, but I just finished cleaning all that other stuff out. Does vista have a fucntion that causes it to say things out loud?

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 12:34 PM

I wonder if you might have turned on one of the usability programs by mistake. I'll bet it was just a fluke.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 01:42 PM

how would a trojan know your nickname? I don't believe you.
TOASTERS WILL RULE THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 03:36 PM

Hi holytoaster4, what scans have you run? Have you looked in msconfig to see what is running on start up?
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Posted 01 November 2007 - 06:20 AM

Just search your hard drive and your registry for instances of your nickname - that'll show you some of the places on your PC that it could be found. It can also be found from your online activity when logged onto things like AIM, etc
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 03:15 PM

I'm not even the one who started this topic
TOASTERS WILL RULE THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 02:14 PM

Hi jmu2011,
Did you check out; Control Panel - Ease of Access Center? Just open it and listen to that voice. Is that the voice you heard? If so somewhere & how during set up of your system you would have had to type in your nickname. The only other thing I can think of might be from an IM account, ie. MSN or Yahoo Messengers but I would think you would still get a pop up window. Standard software firewalls don't protect you from IM based attacks. I'm trying to find a Vista compatible program myself because I don't think Zone Labs IMsecure is Vista compatible yet.




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