I Have had The worst luck ever with just trying to protect my personal files and helping others to warn them about computer related experiences i have had and am still having.Sometimes i wonder if i should just keep quiet.But unfortunatly for me i cant stand seeing victims get burned because of theyre lack of knowledge.
I could write a book about everything ive went through .so i will try to keep this brief,About ten years ago i started to do researching on how computers work and work with as many software programs that i could .Well downloading software was getting to be quite a hassle ,because malware ,adware viruses and not having the available program or drivers was annoying to have to look for them alll over again online.
So i decided to burn what programs i had downloaded as well as a few more to fill a disk where i could use this info or program when i needed it.the first time i decide to do some burning was fine ..until i tried to burn copys of my originals because after a while they would get damaged from usage or defective optical drives. creating a iso image file disk image on a dvd that boots was just starting to get a little easier. Well i downloaded software tools neeeded to try them out. This is about the time where everything went out of control.The software on my computer ,started to do things remotely ,it was acontinous nightmare trying to keep up with what was going on right in front of my eyes.At first i thought it was a hacker ,trying to steal all my personal info and software.when about afew minutes later a program started up and proceeded to download a file like an update.
this file was taking way to long to download as it was very small.so i tried exiting ..no response ..i tried task manager thinking it hung.. no response...i noticed on my task bar games and programs were disapearing one by one .i tried everything to stop this program from taking my software...Thats when i seen the most bizarre thing on a computer in my life.It was like a Chess match to see who got the upper hand in certain moves to win the prize.well about 6 hours later i decided to pulll the plug on the net. after half my software had just dissapeared.the next day i thought i should back up whats left with no connection to internet at all ,everything disconneced completely.
thats when the bizarre started to happen.this thing started to proceed where it left offf.and again i was in a battle .so i decided to start deleting these programs that came to life to use against me.but the damn things wouldnt stay deleted .the files would rebuild itself as quick as i tried deleting them..i found that the recycle bin wasnt a real one because it had a k in front of it and a dollar sign i think..
$Krecycle$ most likely from the kingston antivirus folder.then it threw me a huge loop i didnt expect and indexed all my file extentions everywhere .they were alll mixed up. now things like cursors and exe files started to fail. this led to a complete mess and totally corrupt registry..what a frkn nightmare..well needless to say i was pissed...how it was done right in front of me.
So i started to learn a little more about exactly what just happened , no one believed me , they alll thought i was nuts .when i told them of a 6 hour battle with no internet to keep my programs..
well this persisted even after a reinstall of windows. over and over and over...no virus was detected.
and i scubbed the hard drive with a low level format to make sure. after the first incident i have never been left alone to this day...its like im being monitored 24/7 . i filed a report to fbi and microsoft
to no avail. they just wanted to selll me antispy or malware.. i left them a little note saying i wasnt very impressed how it was handled..and then had more problems .like spyware and software distribution eulas by the dozens.as well as activations for windows . i would see a BUILD text on bottom right of screen as if they were trying to killl my activation.as it did but dissapeared after shut down...
i found out later that this pirate iwas trying to track and catch and almost did .had sent a bunch of illegal software with my pics taken from my personal computer... to someone from microsoft or interpol to take the heat off him. this person also tried to do a identity theft as well ,but from reading posts and keeping an eye on oddd things had saved me from more problems....
so to this day i willl post a few more experiences to aide anyone from this happening to them.
keyloggers malware tojan genera/svchost/rootkit /undelete recover/remote modules /false positives /iso recovery/self extracting files/ to name a few were used and not really known back then.so whoever it was had a great deal of knowledge on data progamming.