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comment Advice on what to do after being hacked?
I agree--I'll be much better off just doing a complete restoration and installing the best possible anti-virus/firewall(s) I can possibly find. I definitely don't want this happening again.
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comment Advice on what to do after being hacked?
I definitely do think I'll be taking your advice about wiping my system clean. A few years back, Norton tech support did exactly that, and my computer (well, my old computer) was pretty much golden from then on. I've actually been really surprised that, twice now, Microsoft tech support hasn't done it.
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I had something similar to this happen to me back in September (not a cracking situation, though), and I wonder if it had been going on then and went undetected by Microsoft tech support. Who knows? But yeah, now that I've done a little more reading, the Alureon Trojan Horse/bootkit (which is what was found on my computer today) isn't necessarily a device used by a hacker to actually monitor someone else's computer screen or engage in remote sessions--does anyone think that, perhaps, Microsoft tech support was being too zealous in their assumption?
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comment Advice on what to do after being hacked?
I appreciate the advice, Terry--thanks!
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