I think my PC is being hacked into...any help?

By PCIlliterate ยท 4 replies
Dec 15, 2004
  1. Hi all. New here. I know some things about PC's, but not enough to get through this. I was going to reformat and just start from scratch, but before I did that, I wanted to get advice from the pros.

    A few months back, a profile I had on a friends page was deleted. I created it again, different email and password and it was deleted again. My friend said someone had logged into me and deleted it. I paid it no attention. THen, emails started to not arrive in my mailbox. My passwords to certain websites I visit were changed or deleted. I have people tell me they are sending me stuff and I am not getting it. I feel like I am being watched.

    I installed ZoneAlarm and since its install, it has blocked 6 medium hacker attempts. I run Adaware everyday, Norton as well, and ZA is always on. Is there some way of checking?

    I have WIndows XP, DSL, and am connected to a router. Hope someone can help me do a search or something on the PC for files. I think its may be an ex of mine, but I am unsure. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Welcome to TechSpot

    Go to my post here, and do EXACTLY what it says.

    Then run HJT as described and post your HJT-log here with a .txt extension.
    I'm sure we'll smoke the bastard out.
  3. PCIlliterate

    PCIlliterate TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I cant download CWSHredder or HiJackthis. I keep getting forbiden access and 404 pages. I have checked the ZA Firewall and i have it set to where I can tell it what sites to let through. I dont know what to do. I have done searches for other sites to DL it, but still get nothing. Any suggestions?

    Also, I did get Spybot and get a msg that i have a DSO Exploit. Should I delete it? There are 5 of them reading that Microsoft, IE, has a Threat: Security Hole. The description is that IE allows websites to execute codes without asking me first.

    Should I delete this?
  4. fragtastic04

    fragtastic04 TS Rookie

  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Have you tried downloading in Safe Mode? Press F8 a few times when booting.
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