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Computer hijacked? Someone Spying?

Dell Inspiron 9100
December 25, 2007 at 15:08:54
Specs: MS Wind XP, 1.0 GB

Can someone shed some light? 3 things happened to me on my computer that made me wonder. Once I was writing an email on Gmail and suddenly my computer was writing by itself not complete sentences but parts of sentences. Then it stopped. This happened once. Then another time, my opened screens suddenely would minimize and maximize by them selves rather quickly! Then that stopped. Third is a common problem I have recently with typing emails and finding the curser suddenly moving to a different location of the page and I am writing in the middle of another sentence! I connect using Verizon DSL service. It felt that someone was on my computer other than myself!! Could it be? THANKS FOR ANYONES HELP!!


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#1
December 25, 2007 at 15:58:17

Did you ever receive Remote Assiatance? If so did you disable or turn it off?

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#2
December 25, 2007 at 16:07:15

Not that I recall at all.

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#3
December 26, 2007 at 13:40:19

You could kind of watch the modem lights , with dsl you should not be seeing any kind of transmit or recieve lights going unless you are doing something , thats the nice thing about dsl as opposed to cable which is shared with everyone in your general neighborhood and transmit and recieve are always going because it is a shared medium . I have dsl and my lights don't go at all unless I am transmitting or receiving something. If you are worried about viruses and trojans go here and follow this guys advise , he knows what he is talking about.
http://securitytango.com/

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#4
December 26, 2007 at 19:07:59

If you unplug the cable from the modem to your laptop does the problem recur?

What type of spyware detection/removal utility are you using? Do you have a Firewall enabled?

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#5
December 26, 2007 at 20:12:21

I can't tell if I unplug the cable because 2 of the issues I mentioned occured only once but the fact that it did happened alarmed me!
I am using Avast and I have Spybot & Adware installed. Also I believe that windows XP which I am using has a firewall.
Its just very odd when you're writing an email and suddenly your computer begins to write by its self what seems to be cuttoffs from someone elses writings (issue #1) or when subscreen that I opened suddenly begin to minimize and maximize by themselves (issue #2)

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#6
December 28, 2007 at 09:13:12

>Go to the Castle Cops antispyware forum and post a Hijack This log. Before you post, re-name the file to some other name, some variations of vundo can detect the name and hide themselves.

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#7
January 4, 2008 at 14:00:32

If you have any siblings, its always possible they connected a wireless keyboard (for the shortcuts to do such stunts) and mouse to your computer (which both work even while you have your own wired mouse/keyboard in the keyboard). But, if you don't, then that's probably not your problem. I just brought that up because I did it to my family once as a joke.

My suggestions: download AVG Root-kit (finds and eliminated hidden viruses that most virus-scanners don't find), and run SpyBot to check for more prominent viruses. Ad-Aware is mainly for spyware and adware, not the worse stuff.

If those don't work in finding anything, I'd quickly call a professional to help because any (personal, important) files on your computer can easily be hijacked.


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