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Have I Been Hacked?


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#1 NOZIM

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:42 PM

Hi everybody, firstly let me say, Wow! What a forum, never seen anything quite like this before. Little about me, I'm new to the forum, I'm computer literate with A-Levels in computing and ICT (so I can kinda follow what help you people might be able to give me, or atleast try, lol).

Ok, here goes with my question. Recently I've noticed several changes on my computer. Settings have changed, apparently by themselves, such as sleep mode times and such, nothing major. Also an email advertising a technology retail company (www.setgert.com) has been sent to my entire address book without me ever receiving the email in the first place, and I most certainly did not forward it. Nothing malicious as of yet, but definately a few red flags.

What's going on here? Am I dealing with some script kiddie? Has anyone heard of this setgert.com before? (I am assuming if foul play is afoot they are the culprit) and if I do have a hacker, what should I do?


Thanks in advance.
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:38 PM

What did you did before you saw that the settings were changed?

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 04:03 AM

Well when I noticed that I was a little curious but I must admit, I didn't really take any action, just ignored it basically. It was only when the computer sent emails to every one by itself I got suspicious. It's sent another load during the night and this morning about 700 Internet Explorer opened all by them self in the time it took me to make coffee.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 04:38 AM

Have you used any programs to scan your system for malware?

If so what are the names of the infections given?

If you haven't, you can try downloading and installing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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Make sure you update before running a scan.

Hope this helps,
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 05:10 AM

Yes, I have high level protection with Mcafee, I ran their full scan last night with no results, not a single problem. I've got my firewall completely locked down whenever I am not at my computer also.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 07:51 AM

Even though you are running Mcafee I would still run a Malwarebytes scan.

My reason for saying this is because my Norton Internet Security didn't notice that I had the Vundo Trojan.

Do a scan and let me know what it finds.

Hope this helps,
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