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#1 jjones30217

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:18 AM

Just curious....About a month a go someone hacked my yahoo and changed all my info. I also had Myspace IM and when I would open it... my screen would go CRAZY!!!(my icons would get big and everything would be different colors...so I uninstalled it) I am not sure of their intentions other than to annoy me. Since then my computer has frozen up a few times and had to be restarted. I don't think I should be having issues with freezing and such considering I just got the laptop for Christmas. Also, I was looking through my startup programs and there are a couple suspicious programs on there....there are NO Publishers and they are not Digitally Signed
Name: N/A
File Name: AOLDDI. LNK


Name:N/A
File Name:RGSCLauncher.exe/silent

Name:VAIO MyMemCenter
File Name:VAIO MyMemCenter.exe

Then...
AutoLaunch WLASU, Welcome Launcher, and Java are not signed...


Thank you in advance for any help!!!

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:29 AM

Most of the processes in Task Manager will be legitimate as shown in these links.Anytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following databases:Determining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. Another techinique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.

Tools to investigate running processes and gather additional information to identify them and resolve problems:These tools will provide information about each process, CPU usage, file description and its path location If you right-click on a file and select properties, you will see more details.

If you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to Jotti's virusscan or VirusTotal. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
-- Then post back with the results of the file analysis.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:04 PM

Thank you...I will try these and see what comes of it.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 06:02 AM

You're welcome.
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