Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:34 AM
Ok, my mom's cell phone service is out right now, but ever since Dec 1 her phone has been getting random text messages from a couple of strange numbers. At first we thought it was someone texting the wrong number by accident. But then they kept texting as if they were responding or carrying on a conversation. I'm baffled because I didn't think you could even receive text messages when you didn't have service. And I didn't think it was possible to continually text the wrong person by mistake.
But anyway, I didn't start to worry until I looked at the times on the text messages. Around the same time I was mentioning a certain person on YIM, this random number sent a random text message about someone with the same name. Then I noticed that some of the other random messages were at least vaguely related to things I'd typed online. My imagination could be running away with me on those, but the one about "Jeremiah" one minute after I mentioned David Jeremiah on YIM...that's creeping me out a little. Now, I know it wasn't the person I was conversating with on YIM sending the text messages. Actually, the two random numbers both have the same area code as me.
I would really like to make sure that my computer is safe. I have a ZoneAlarm firewall, Avast antivirus, SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard and I scan with multiple anti-spyware programs -- Adware, Spybot, SuperAntispyware and online scanners like TrendMicro. Would trying HijackThis be too much?