Hacker Connection to PC

Mar 3, 2011
  1. Hello good people :) . My classmate told me that he recently obtained a some kind of program/virus that he can use in order to connect to others peoples PC's. He can take over the computer control, he can listen to people if the microphone is connected and he can also watch trough the computer cam and much more. I really don't like and were not friends at all. He showed me a couple of videos on how he had control of other's my classmates computers. I asked my classmates and that's real they are afraid also and they don't know what to do. He was able to listen what they are doing and watching trough their cam and of course he can take over the PC. I'm really afraid, can somebody tell what to do? How can I secure my self to prevent this from happening?

    I'm using Windows 7 SP1
    Antivirus: Eset Smart Security 4.2 + Ad-aware Free Internet Security.

    Can some one help me pleae?
    Thank you.
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Your "friend" is breaking the law. He is stealing information from others using some kind of remote connection to do it. The best thing you can do is report him for cybercrime:

    Please read the information here, then report him, giving as much information as you can:

    If this site doesn't apply for your country, hopefully they will forward the report on..
    For yourself, use as much of the following as you can:
    Tips for added security and safer browsing:
    1. Browser Security Settings: Custom is fine if the user did the settings. Mine are Custom. Default is okay too, but sometimes too restrictive.
      This Tutorial will help guide you through Configuring Security Settings, Managing Active X Controls and other safety features: Make Internet Explorer safer.
    2. Have layered Security:
      • Antivirus Software(only one):Both of the following programs are free and known to be good:
        [o]Avast Free Version

        [o]Avira Free
        [o]Avast Home
      • Firewall (only one): Use bi-directional firewall. Both of the following programs are free and known to be good:
        [o]Zone Alarm
      • Antispyware: I recommend all of the following:
        [o]Spywareblaster: SpywareBlaster protects against bad ActiveX. It places kill bits to stop bad Active X controls from being installed. Remember to update it regularly.
      [o]Download ZonedOut and save to your desktop. this replaces IE/Spyad and manages the Zones in Internet explorer. This places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
      For IE7 and IE8, Windows 2000 thru Vista. No Windows 7 yet.
      IE/Spyad is not longer being supported. If you have this on your system, you should replace it with the following program. Make sure your IE8 is Up-to-date before adding sites to your restricted zone.
      Known issue: If you have "immunized" your computer with Spybot Search and Destroy, and use ZonedOut to "Remove All" restricted sites - ZonedOut will remove your trusted sites as well. Note that if you remove Spybot Search and Destroys Immunization the problem goes away...
      [o]Replace the Host Files
      MVPS Hosts files This replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to which is your local computer.
      [o]Google Toolbar Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
    3. Stay current on updates:
      [o] Visit the Microsoft Download Sitefrequently. You should get All updates marked Critical and the current SP updates.
      [o]Visit this Adobe Reader site often and make sure you have the most current update. Uninstall any earlier updates as they are vulnerabilities.
      [o]Check this site .Java Updates Stay current as most updates are for security. Uninstall any earlier versions in Add/Remove Programs.
    4. Reset Cookies to prevent Tracking Cookies:
      [o]For Internet Explorer: Internet Options (through Tools or Control Panel) Privacy tab> Advanced button> check 'override automatic Cookie handling'> check 'accept first party Cookies'> check 'Block third party Cookies'> check 'allow per session Cookies'> Apply> OK.
      [o]For Firefox: Tools> Options> Privacy> Cookies> check ‘accept Cookies from Sites’> Uncheck 'accept third party Cookies'> Set Keep until 'they expire'. This will allow you to keep Cookies for registered sites and prevent or remove others. (Note: for Firefox v3.5, after Privacy click on 'use custom settings for History.')
      I suggest using the following two add-on for Firefox. They will prevent the Tracking Cookies that come from ads and banners and other sources:
      AdBlock Plus
      Easy List
    5. Do regular Maintenance
      Remove Temporary Internet Files regularly:
      [o]ATF Cleaner by Atribune
      Disable and Enable System Restore:
      [o]See System Restore Guide This will help you understand what this is, why you need to clean and set restore points and what information is in them.
    6. Practice Safe Email Handling
      [o] Don't open email from anyone you don't know.
      [o] Don't open Attachments in the email. Safe to your desktop and scan for viruses using a right click
      [o] Don't leave your personal email address on the internet. Have a separate email account at one of the free web-based emails like Yahoo.

    And consider that what he tells you my be exagerated. He is looking for unprotected computers. A "serious" hacker wouldn't be blabing to his roommate about his adventures.

    MIXEDD TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 38

    Thank you very very much man! I appreciate that! You're a kind person. :) Thanks a lot for the help.
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    You're welcome! Stay safe.
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