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Windows Xp Security Breach- Gurus Where Are You?

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#1 byrdwoman


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Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:12 PM

I was recently infected with several backdoor trojans. I have removed them but I have several questions about what extent
I may have been compromised. I have quick books and an old version of Quicken installed. Neither program downloads info from my bank. I have no credit card info stored on my computer. My concern is I bought things online with my credit card and access investments and bank accounts online. Could these be affected and do I change pass words and account numbers? If you think I need to reformat my computer, please send me step by step instructions on what to do. I am running a custom built computer, XP Pro, 1 gig memory and it has a Asus mother board (probably this is more that you need to know :crazy:smile.gif I am a newbie and want to learn about computers. Thanks so much for your help.

Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 08 March 2008 - 02:11 AM.

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#2 Bartster


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Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:33 PM

Hi byrdwoman,

Changing your passwords would definitely be a good idea, as far as your other questions are concerned,
I would suggest sticking around for one of the experts to help you!

Sorry I couldn't be of more help, good luck.


You might want to contact all of your banks, credit card companies etc and inform them of your situation.

Edited by Bartster, 07 March 2008 - 09:40 PM.

#3 DaChew


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Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:46 PM

you might want to post some scan logs and have the experts look at them

knowing what kind of trojan would determine the appropriate action

the am I infected thread would be a good place to start

If they were bad enough then something like this would apply


it took me months to find and delete the remnants of an infection I had last summer

Edited by DaChew, 07 March 2008 - 09:47 PM.


No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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