Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:12 AM
I have a linksys wireless home router that is running Cisco software, and I have norton Internet Security on my system. I noticed in windows, the System.Sav file, and my system doing funny stuff. So I started looking through my computer, and I looked at the Norton logs and it shows someone locally with the SSID GreatOldOne, and it is usually at that point that my computer starts acting funny, however I also dont know if they are not local. I just know that I keep finding my norton internet security setting changed all the time, as well as the log showing that someone has got through the firewalls. I shut down file sharing and all services that have to do with remote desktop, or anything remote as well as unchecking netbios. Then I hear some beeps and I go back and its all changed back.
I worked for Compaq years ago for tech support on networks and advanced problems, and I remember an f-disk companion that erased the actual regsiters on the HDD, I remember that they were like a-b-c-d-e registers, and it fully erased any part of the HDD that a virus could be hidden. I think that my Norton has been re-written so it doesnt detect the virus that this person inserted in my system. WHo ever they are, they are very smart. I have a feeling it may be someone I go to school with, as I did something very stupid. I took software from a classmate (I am finishing my degree in Computer Sciences Info Tech., and starting my masters in it) and it was written to auto insert the key code. So it probably had a program written on it to send out my IP address to the guy and allowed him entry.
Is there anything I can do other than backup family pics and some of the software I know is clean software, and get the cds from HP and do the complete f-disk and format, while erasing the registers from the HDD????
your help would be greatly appreciated,