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#1 gheese

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 03:40 AM

i entered this one forum that is a bogus forum i believe and was immediately unable to access that page anymore.

could they have my IP and be inside my computer... is that possible?

how would they make the page non existent within minutes after registration?

what harm if any could be done?

***i didnt enter any personal information just a simple login name and password

even if the forum was legit how could they make the page non existent or not accessible?

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 04:26 AM

You might have had your IP blocked.
Either you need a new IP or go through a proxy.

If you think you've been hacked there a tutorial I think that covers that area.

Check your processes. Does your PC feel slow, unresponsive, strange in any way.
The probability you've been hacked is probably barely existant and ask yourself, why would they.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 04:37 AM

how do you go about getting a new IP... i really dont think its been hacked... i got a lot of firewalls

nothing strange really but they sent me an email... from the site im pretty sure... how would it be possible for me to open this with no risk, or is that impossible?

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 05:15 AM

Depends if you got static or dynamic IP.
If you got dynamic, I think you need to have your PC plugged out/shut down for maybe 3 hours or something. That would be a guess, but it's something like that.

Have a look at
www.torproject.org
for a proxy solution. Be careful, this is not meant to be used together with sensitive operations on the net, like banking and so on.
Just forget about it, if you cannot set it up. It might be a little complicated.

You should run 1 software firewall with you router, if you got one of those. Not more than 1 software firewall. That's important. It's also important, that you don't turn that one off.

I'd be the wrong person to ask about mail, I practically receive no spam mail, honest. There might be something about it in the tutorials.

Hope that a bit of help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 07:43 AM

ok thanks a lot

why not more than one firewall?

never heard of that and yes i always keep them on

i run zonealarm and comodo

nothing strange really but they sent me an email... from the site im pretty sure... how would it be possible for me to open this with no risk, or is that impossible?

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 07:48 AM

why not more than one firewall?


There is no need to run more than 1 and the 2 of them might conflict.
I personnaly disable the windows one when I have Zonealarm installed.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 10:51 AM

Basic rule:
One software firewall
One Antivirus running in real time

If you run two of either, there's a good possibility they will conflict with one another, causing them to become less effective, or possibly rendering both, inoperable.
There's no advantage to running more than one, of each, and the risks involved, with having two crippled programs, far outweigh the benefits.

nothing strange really but they sent me an email... from the site im pretty sure... how would it be possible for me to open this with no risk, or is that impossible?

Save it to your harddisk, and scan it with your AV, before opening it.
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