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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LARS95223, Feb 21, 2013.

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HAVE OTHER PEOPLE HAD THEIR COMPUTERS TAKEN OVER?

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  1. LARS95223

    LARS95223 Thread Starter

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    Hi...
    I've been having problems for Months. It started out, when I used a(FREE)email Service(w/Smileys, and about a Year ago, had to Use their Support Program, which turned out to be a NO-No!!! They installed 'and connected to my Computer', and the Real Problems started. Within Minutes, my Credit cards, were changing, their email Accounts, etc. Even though this Company, said they were done, disconnected. My mouse kept moving, still does, and Programs, kept changing. I, reported, and enrolled in ID Guard, which was Great; Reported to Sherriffs Department, and FTC, changed Credit Cards, thankfully no Monies lost. Just a huge amount of time.
    I, Formatted, my three Disk, 'D', and 'E', were formatted NTFS, reinstalled XP Pro, Updated to SP3, and Norton Security Suite.
    Now, a few Months ago, I started having Problems, noticed an 'All Users\Isolated File, which contained My Admininistrative Tools, Program Files, My Pictures(of my Children), etc. But the one, that worried me, was 28 pages of questionable Information. I Zipped it,and put it on 'E' Drive, Read Only, Hidden. My Norton started reporting Errors, or just shutting down. I contacted thier Support, they installed 'Logmein', said I had Registry Issues, and for $100.00, they would fix them. I declined, and again, formatted all
    Drives, and reinstalled Xp Pro, etc. Norton Security Suite. I, then installed My New HP D110a Printer...everything worked fine, then...(I never leave my Computer on, check for updates, Virus Scan, usually twice a day...etc., I even unplug the Comcast Internet Cable, from my Router. I live at 5,000', in the High Sierras, CA., there is only two, nice families, within two blocks of me, in a miles range.
    A couple weeks ago, I noticed, a Gateway Connection, along with my Wireless(Kindle), and Lan Connection. Also, My HP Printer, was a Mass Storage Device, w/ a Internet Files Transfer Connection.
    I don't leave my Printer connected any more. There are huge amounts of Internet Activity. When I tried to report and ask for help from Microsoft...they answered, but, when I tried to reply-my Computer, was utterly stopped by 5-10, Internet Explorers being opened, several dumps, until I was shut down. I checked my Registry, and found a different program installed, which, Remotely, controls your Destop, and Programs...I never used it before. So I downloaded it,(reports said it was 'new', and Good. I have since removed it, I never got my 'Password.' I, then bought after reading about it - 'Warrior', and bought the Single License. It worked Fine, but when it found something and asked me what I wanted to do, I said 'Quarantine', but it replied, 'File can no longer be Found,probably removed by Rootkit', until around the 14th, I've forwarded the Regunlogs, and have received, Responses; until, the Program can't connect to the Internet, or 'C' Drive, because 'C', is a \\?\Global NTFS Volume;\\?\Gobal...Hidden Boot Volume. My DLink Adapter, first changed to a Linux Adapter, then, changed to Pseudo-Loopback...??? I ran Microsoft Baseline Security Analyszer 2, and found out that my Computer is not running Windows OS??? Found 'FEEDS' that referenced Changing Components to Linux, via 'TULIP', and other Programs.
    'RESTRICT ANONYMOUS' check, SAID can only be performed on Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP??? 'SERVICES' CHECK= Worldwide Web Publishing- Running!!! Virual Dirrectories, and Virtual Web Sites. I reported to Greatis, and I really feel they are tring to help, but I can't acces 'C' Drive, to send them my OPERATING, operating system. And even though advised, they keep reporting my IP Address as a (BLACKLISTED ONE), not my real Comcast one. And, I have a Portback Orifice-2000-1C54321, Com Surrogate, I'm constantly checking any Program accessibility, which change constantly.
    I was gone for 4 days this last week, I unplugged everything, and when I got back, 'Powered On'...Now Some Programs, were written in (looks like Russian), like the Months in (Adjust Date/Time),which doesn't work, anyway!!! The Isolated Folder, was back in 'All Users.' I can't 'Restore', so I just reinstalled Windows XP, again, but, now 'D', and 'E', are 'Access Denied.'
    I HAVE DISK FOR sp1, sp2, AND sp3, BUT CAN'T FIND A 'VM' PROGRAM. Really, I'm Afraid to go further...What do you think? I never wanted, or intended to be a 'Server,' but, MS Updates, only shows, and installs them, so here I am.
    Sorry, for the long Letter,
    Sincerely,
    LARS95223

    P.S. I was going to attach that 'Isolated Folder', called 'siteinfo', but after reading yor Warning, it's available if you want. I'm using my Roomates Computer, downstairs so can't use the TSG SysInfo,yet.
     
  2. SUEOHIO

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    It sounds like your computer might be severely infected. please ask a moderator or an advisor thats trained in malware removal for further assistance and help on this. if you dont get an answer your other option would be to do a complete reinstall to get a fresh new start and in the future be very careful what you install and download.and make sure you always have a good antivirus program on at all times.on xp sp3 is still supported the other ones no longer are.
     
  3. LARS95223

    LARS95223 Thread Starter

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    Not to take up any more of your time...and I do appreciate your Response.
    How do I Report to a Moderator?
    I've just, Formatted, my 3 Hard Drives, 40GB, 170GB, and 131GB, left the last two drives unpartitioned, installed Win XP Pro, now...(still haven't attached to the Internet).
    Is the Old Registry, still there?, I could, take it to a Computer Repair? or just purchase a new Computer.
    Do you know of an Anti Virus, that works immediately with Basic XP PRO, to have installed, when I sign on the Internet. I could use this Computer, to download it, copy to CD, install on the newly Formatted one.
    Having Comcast High Speed, it includes Norton Security Suite, ID Vault, Constant Guard, but I believe,
    (I'll Try), you have to have SP2 at least. I've tried immediately, through, Microsoft Download Center, to install Security Essentials, and Windows Defender, to no avail, end up with, "Update your Browser." I'll try again, just if you have an Idea. I would appreciate it.
    My Family, is from Columbus, Ohio.
    Again your Response, Greatly Appreciated,
    Lars
     
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    To talk to a moderator hit the report button at the bottom of your thread and explain the problem.I dont think you will need to get a new computer. you can also take it somewhere and have it looked at to try to untangle the mess its in.a good antivirus program that a lot of us use is microsoft security essentials. its free to use and it works very well.
     
  5. LARS95223

    LARS95223 Thread Starter

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    OhioSue...

    I reinstalled Xp Pro on my old Dell 8200, did updates, but, couldn't access my other two partitioned Hard Drives. Then I noticed, Hidden Devices, in Device Manager, which included, 'DMBoot (
    (Dm-Crypt

    dm-crypt

    dm-crypt is a transparent disk encryption subsystem in the Linux 2.6 kernel that provides a generic way to create virtual layers of block devices that can do different things on top of real block devices like striping, concatenation, mirroring, snapshotting, and more.
    dm-crypt...)
    I never did go on questionable sites, "Download.com", 'Nvidia", I securely sign on Google...Who knows...
    I did read the other Post about a 'Person that had his Laptop, that was turned into a Server', sounds the same as mine. His changed Constantly. It is on this Site.
    SO NOW, I'VE BOUGHT A NEW DELL XPS 8500, WINDOWS 7, AND WILL PROTECT IT, and IT ARRIVES TOMORROW, ALONG w/ a 27" HD Monitor.
    Thanks for your help and advise...I love this Website, Lars
    P.S. I say, "DON'T LET ANYONE(COMPANIES) INSTALL PROGRAMS THAT GIVE THEM CONTROL of your info."
     
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