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Windows 7 Hacked? Critical Updates caused Restore on Reboot

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#1 BarbyE


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Posted 12 February 2011 - 05:44 PM

I have a Dell 1545 with almost nothing loaded on it. Had auto updates on (I KNOW, I KNOW..sigh) and the critical updates that installed "hacker security patches" caused my puter to do a System Restore upon the re-boot. My free avg scans were FAR too clean...I mean ZERO problems. I knew that was suspicious, as like most of us I have the ADTP(cant remember exact acronym) tracker cookie from Windows ALWAYS show up, and that went away.

Constant problems for days. Google Chrome is browser. I checked EVERYTHING..finally, I tried to create new user account, suspicious. Sure enough, the name "Scammer Hacker F@ck" was already in use. Ha! I uninstalled free AVG, and tried PC Dr. They found 4 low threats, and 77 tracking/malware problems, but wanted me to enter cc info online (What???) before fixing.

Sooo installed the free TRIAL of full AVG and all seems FINE..but found nothing. How does PC Dr find so many issues and a FULL paid version of AVG doesnt find ONE thing wrong?

I also once again tried to update Adobe and was told that I do not have permissions

I need some serious help and guidance....pleaaaassse. Thank you SO much!! Barby

Edited by BarbyE, 12 February 2011 - 05:53 PM.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 05:47 PM

AND..AVG full scan found NOTHING. This just cant be right!

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 05:54 PM

This is a duplicate of the topic here; http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic379158.html which I have moved to the proper forum.

To avoid potential confusion for all concerned, I am closing this topic and shall delete it later.

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