|We were hacked. Several of us that use the same router. We found keystroke loggers, trojans, bots, you name it we found it! When I tried to clean up some of the PC's the dreaded "blue screen of death" appeared, at which point I shutdown the PC's took out the hard drives and cleaned them as externals. |
We thought all our documents, photographs, PDF files, music, and other files folders and projects had been deleted forever by a virus, or the hacker when we started to run the anti-virus/anti-malware. Then I was advised to get a recovery program.
During the recovery of files I discovered that photographs had been stolen. Some photos had actually been "switched" out for other photos?!? As a Photographer I find this very distributing to have my copyrighted work stolen. Of course, the copies stolen were originals w/ no "watermarks" or copyrights on them. We also had documents taken and Yahoo Instant Messenger Archives. Some of my photos are in C:\RECYCLER paths. From what I can gather by looking at the C:\RECYCLER files, some of these were used by the hacker to switch photos in and out of the computers. I scanned these "photo" files and they came up clean, but are they?
Some of the C:\RECYCLER do appear to be virus related because I read thru some of the other questions here and saw the Dc1 etc. and I also have those.
How do I clean up this mess and keep this hacker OUT! I have zone alarm on some PC's. PC-Tools System Suite and Net Defense Firewall on other PC's and 2 of the computers were hacked again last wk! One even has a NEW HDD!!! HELP!!!