Unclean reformat and install aft Hi-Jack

Toshiba Satellite c655-s5082 laptop
August 14, 2011 at 21:18:10
Specs: Windows 7, Toshiba 3 processors
I am a first time poster in dire need of help. Dish Network Wifi was Hijacked in March and still can't get a clean install of operating system. Using Systemsuite to try and reformat. It is like I am hooked up to a server and many of the format and disk functions are unavailable in Systemsuite. Cant switch out of disk zero to change up partions and format to a point where I can get rid of server type software.

After about 5 months of attempting to educate myself on what has happened. I have come to the conclusion that the wi-fi hijacker left some sort of a backdoor virus which enabled them to hook up all computers that I attempt to bring on line to a server of some sort. I am presently investigating in a novice fashion a suspicion that they have hooked my infected systems to their servers by using IP addresses of through at least 25 as that is all the demo version of Net Asset Tracker will let me identify computers on my network. When I do a computer search on Net Asset Tracker I find that I have a connection with about through about It seems that the hackers are using WMI managment to continue to maintain contact with my computers. Has anybody ever heard of anything like this and more importantly how in the He84=y do you get rid of this problem.

I have had the toshiba computers sent back to the company 2 times to try and wipe all of it off and start fresh. Has not worked yes. I think I have convinced Toshiba to send me a totally different set of computers as the hackers seem to have the number on these particular computers. Hopefully this will help. At this point my novice opinion is that they are hooking up the loopback up to a server and everytime I try to format and reinstall they still have a connectin to the computers through the loopback.

Is there any expert out there that has any ideas on how to help. I have even thought about using Cisco VPN for web security to connect with my ISP. I am at my wits end trying to figure this out. Thanks to anyone that could offer me a possible solutin. Thanks for reading this.


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August 14, 2011 at 23:54:56
If Toshiba sent 2 new machines, then your so called backdoor can't be on the machines. That would leave the router as the culprit. Does that make sense? Have you changed the router or at least reset it to factory defaults?

If you have the recovery CDs, take one or all of the machines to a friend's house & do the install there.

I have many loopback connections listed if I run netstat -an too, so I wouldn't think that's a problem.

If you want to run Hijack This on one of the machines & post it here, I'll look at it. Run it after you reboot & before you open anything.

One more thing. Run msconfig & look at the startup tab.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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