am i in danger?

By ab8071919
Apr 5, 2007
  1. i was looking for a keygen for some GIF editing software on and symantec told me i have gotten trojen and also backdoor programs.

    i have bought some stuff from some website using VISA 3 days before.
    I read one thread that if i do any online banking on the internet, i should cut of my internet and format immediately ( which i didn't do because i read that 30 mins after...) am i in danger to get my credit card info stolen? and the
    hacker would shop with my money?

    definition of online banking includes shopping on webs with credit card? or u pay ur bill and stuff on the bank website...etc

    Thanks alot
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Yes, you are in danger of having your personal and financial details stolen(if they haven`t been already). I was recently informed by one of our members that he lost 10,000 dollars due to malware sending his details to criminals. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon occurrence and happens all to frequently.

    I advise you to disconnect from the net and reformat and reinstall from scratch. You should contact your financial institutions and tell them your computer has been compromised.

    Whatever you do, stay away from any form of pirated software in the future. It`s a well known source of infection and the costs can far outweigh any perceived benefits, as you`ve just found out.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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