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Was I hacked?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by AM1234, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. AM1234

    AM1234 Thread Starter

    Feb 10, 2005
    Hi: Last night, my computer was fine. This morning, all my programs started up fine. Then when I clicked on a shortcut, it said that this program does not have a program associated with it for performing this action, create an association for it in the Folder Options control panel. When I go into MY Programs folder, and try to open them up, the search file opens up! I can access my internet and some programs by right-clicking and choosing run as...Owner, etc., but I can't open Messenger or Outlook Express. When I try to accesss programs that require an administrater to use, like system restore, I am not recognized as administrator, and the program won't start. My firewall and antivirus programs won't start either. Help me please.
  2. TtCG


    Feb 10, 2005
    You MAY have a virus/trojan. If possible, remove the hard drive and install it in another computer that has anti-virus software and scan your hard drive. You can also try an online virus scanner, but I don't think those are as good or as comprehensive as dedicated AV software.
  3. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

    Oct 12, 2001
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