Hello BC, some of you probably don't know me as My Computer is Pwned. I didn't want to bother recovering the password to that account, and I'd rather use this name instead. Also, this time, it's not my computer that's pwned.
You see, my mother has a problem with her Vista laptop. Someone seems to have taken over control of it, or something. Firefox randomly started flipping out, closing tabs she didn't close, randomly highlighting & unhighlighting text she didn't even go near, and so on. When she went to check her history, a box came up that said "clear all history" instead. When she went to view it from the menu bar, the menu disappeared and the highlight on the dropdown kept flashing irregularly, much like the highlighted text. After disconnecting from the network and closing FF, the trouble seemed to continue on the desktop. After removing the network adapter and rebooting, first in safe mode (had to reboot to install MBAM), the trouble seems to have stopped.
Also, a few hours ago, she heard a "click" sound effect while watching a video saved to the computer, even though she hadn't clicked on anything.
MBAM is scanning now, albeit with what it says is a 200+ day out of date database (even though I just downloaded it to a thumb drive off their site less than an hour ago), and now I'm afraid to put that thumb drive back in this computer, which is annoying because it has a lot of my files, many of which have no current copy elsewhere.
What even is this? Has someone hijacked her computer or is did something just decide to stop working?
Edited by hamluis, 27 January 2014 - 06:15 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected - Hamluis.