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Do you think I'm being hacked?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by axeman61, Apr 15, 2004.

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  1. axeman61

    axeman61 Thread Starter

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    Lately, every time I start up my computer, I have to reset the homepage to my page because it's at one of those 'spyware' search sites or something, and I also have to reset my security system dealing with cookies because it's 'custom'.
    I've tried Spybot S&D, and it got out some spyware, but this problem still remained.
    This is the only problem though.

    If you do think I'm being hacked, can you recommend me a good, free firewall?
     
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  3. RSM123

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    axeman61,

    Once you have downloaded and run Hijack This as stated above, copy / paste the log in another post in this thread. Then while awaiting help - go here :

    http://www.free-firewall.org/

    There are several decent freebies - Kerio, Sygate, or Zone Alarm are preferred by most people here. Any will be beneficial to you.

    I would also recommend you download this utility (Spywareblaster) here :

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Check the settings as it has the capacity to auto download updates. Once you have it, run and click the necessary options to 'Protect against all' - it will place 'killbits' on your system that prevent many items of malware even installing on your comp.

    Also it might be a good idea to get this thread moved to the Security Forum. You might stand a better chance of getting constructive indications on what to remove from your log in that forum.

    Simply click the 'Report this' icon at the top of your post and type a request that it be moved. If need be, ask that the thread title be amended to 'Help with Hijack Log' - or something similar.

    Good luck.
     
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