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computer hijacked several times! safe mode

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#1 ashton_r


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Posted 08 May 2005 - 03:49 PM

please help. my computers been hijacked several times and my screen resolution looks like its in safe mode but its not :huh: :thumbsup: :flowers: :( :trumpet: :inlove: :cool: :woot: :cool:

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 03:56 PM

Hi Ashton R :thumbsup:

What a horrible problem, but SURE we can get you straight. It may simply be your screen resolution is defaulted to 600 x 600. In Control panel please check monitor and settings. If it is set low then just reset it to what you want it to be.

If Not Can you give us a bit more info.

What Operating system are you running on?? Windows Xp etc
What update level are you at SP1 or 2
Do you have Anti virus, a good firewall and anti spy /malaware. What are the results when you run them??

Please post back with this info, and also "How Do You Know or why do you think you have been hacked??"

Once we have this info we will possibly ask you to run more sophisticared tests but here at BC the People will walk you through it if you are unsure.

S :flowers:

Edited by SaxonManFinland, 08 May 2005 - 04:02 PM.

#3 ashton_r

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 04:19 PM

look at my first post. it tells u what my computer is all about. dont worry i joined in april 2005

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:18 PM

Hi ashton_r,

It sounds like your screen resolution is set incorrectly, or the driver is corrupt or wrong. First a few questions:

What version of windows are you using?
Have you tried to reset the screen resolution to your preferred choosing?

(Using your mouse, right click on the open desktop and select PROPERTIES. A window will open, Select the settings tab. Select the resolution you like. Most have 800X600 or 1024X768)

Is you Hijacking problem fixed?

Good Luck,


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Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:29 AM

//Mod Edit: I merged two topics on same subject by ashton_r into one thread.
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Posted 09 May 2005 - 04:12 PM

I'll try to get over to see you soon.
Sounds like a couple things:

Video card driver isn't loading automatically if the boot sequence isn't normal
(as if you go to safe mode and exit from there, it doesn't load those drivers).
Seems that has happened before.

I may be wrong.

The hijacking(s) could be downloads that come along using other legitimate programs.
Seems the AOL AIM & Yahoo might still be involved. The firewall reports "hijackings"
that it has blocked, also. Be sure thats not the case. Also some application hijackings are really normal action. I found that out when a Lexmark All-in-one software program was listed that way in the firewall report. A hijack is when a program that was normally doing one thing is now doing another, so there are ways you can make changes in what you are doing that will appear to be a hijacking by that definition that really isn't.

If you notice that when using the Adaware & Spybot programs, problem files keep being found, or any details about those anti-spyware programs that give you a reason to worry about malware, let use know exactly what is going on.

It is possible those programs, even being updated, are not catching some new thing.
Not probable, since you were clean recently and have the firewall up, but possible.

If the computer slows down, the firewall shows problems not blocked and/or the anti-spyware indicates that it can't get rid of something, then you'll need to run
the HJT under the supervision of someone here to find out more of what it's doing.

:thumbsup: You're learning, thats good!
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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