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#1 Artbuc

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 06:43 PM

Today I attempted to download a free repair manual for my friend's car. I knew it was a big mistake. Got a whole bunch of malware which MBAM identified and quarantined but could not delete. I tried to uninstall the programs but could not. AVAST did a boot scan and quarantined some files but when I booted up I got the ugly blue screen error. Tried to reboot several times in safe mode but could not get to safe mode. Kept booting up normally. My desktop had a different background color and I still had a couple shortcuts from PUP's. PC would run just a minute or so before getting another blue screen. Getting nowhere, I restored to my last Macrium image from Oct 25 and all seems well.

Do I need to be concerned about what, if anything, malware was able to steal from my PC? For example, does someone now know my PC logon password or all of my bookmarked sites, etc? What should I do now? Thanks.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 29 October 2015 - 07:22 PM

Might be a good idea to change most if not all passwords:  windows login, your email's password [make it 15-17 characters long & note it in a hidden notebook], and some others. If your financials were in "plain view," watch for any unauthorized activity, and so on.  Do the email real soon.


Edited by RolandJS, 29 October 2015 - 07:23 PM.

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 08:00 PM

Might be a good idea to change most if not all passwords:  windows login, your email's password [make it 15-17 characters long & note it in a hidden notebook], and some others. If your financials were in "plain view," watch for any unauthorized activity, and so on.  Do the email real soon.

Done. Email passwords did not have as many characters as you suggest but they are rated strong. Thanks.



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Posted 30 October 2015 - 06:01 AM

 

Might be a good idea to change most if not all passwords:  windows login, your email's password [make it 15-17 characters long & note it in a hidden notebook], and some others. If your financials were in "plain view," watch for any unauthorized activity, and so on.  Do the email real soon.

Done. Email passwords did not have as many characters as you suggest but they are rated strong. Thanks.

 

You're ahead of the curve!  I'd suggest making the email password as long as allowed, 15 or more characters.  Remember, your email address is The Key to many accounts of all kinds.


"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)





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