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Did my pc get infected thru my webcam at adult website?


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#1 sr8031

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:44 PM

:thumbsup: I used to go to adult website called www.webcamnow.com but I don't anymore. Recently my computer was infected with an undetermined infection that corrupted 2 windows files then my pc stopped bootting into windows xp. I reformatted my hard drive and got a new hard drive installed. I was using a webcam on webcamnnow.com which uses adobe flash player. I also was running webcammax software. Someone projected images onto my cam that weren't mine. Is it possible that someone hacked into cam or worse hacked into my pc? After reformating, I got spam addressed to my user account email address and subject line contained my User Id name for that site. The email came after I reformatted my hard drive. Could the original infection have been put on my backup external hard drive?
In conclusion, I run Norton 2010 Security Suite which didn't detect the original infection.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 08 June 2010 - 04:08 PM.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:23 PM

It's possible that the infection was in your Master Boot Record. Rera=e but I think a possibility depending on the reformay.. Or even whay was reinsstalled.

I feel the safest and smartest thing to do now is...go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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