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#1 Neuro Nougami

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 07:47 PM

Not sure if it is the right place for this, but there's not a section for 'my own stupidity'. How easy would it be for someone to hack me? I use firefox, have a firewall and don't accept weird emails....however, one of my apparent 'friends' has threatened to hack me and I have previously exchanged files with this person over msn and am in contact with them over msn. Just wondering if it'd be possible for them to do so or not.....and if they did, how would I tell?
Please bear in mind my poor knowledge of computers.
--Also the computer is on a wireless network.....might this make it easy to compromise?

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#2 Neuro Nougami

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 09:02 PM

And it'd be useful to know what steps I should take to protect my connection/computer, as well as steps I should take to check if there's a hacker rifling through my boring files currently.

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 04:39 PM

Hello and welcome. This is certainly possible but nit all that easy.

You should change your router passwoerd this way if they have that you will take it away.
Change the Default Password on a Network Router
If you donít know the router's default password, you can look it up HERE.

Please read this Bleeping Computer Tutorial
Windows Forensics: Have I been Hacked?

You should also scan for keyloggers and other malware. Run your aniti virus scan from Safe Mode.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.

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MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:44 AM

Oops....I forgot to rename MBAM.....will it make a difference?

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:55 AM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 3161
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

13/11/2009 16:54:52
mbam-log-2009-11-13 (16-54-52).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 92263
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 30 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

So....nothing bad on it, then?

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 12:06 PM

Looks good ,did you change the router password? You should be good now.
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