Laptop Dead battery indicator hack

March 4, 2012 at 20:15:40
Specs: Windows 7
New Toshiba Laptop satellite getting "replace battery" indicator

email hacked by russian female wanting to visit (russian bride scam variant / )

just wants a boyfriend

...yada yada

a few of her pics were on my HDD but I defragged and disc clean upped

computer has been getting hacked with various problems for about a year now, some months worse than others

go stand in traffic


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#1
March 5, 2012 at 11:23:18
If the pictures ended up on your HD then I would have thought you must have done more than just open the email. Best bet is to dump those sort of things immediately then run your AV scans. You could also try MalwareBytes freebie because that often finds and fixes things that AV's miss.

Try searching for your email address in google. If you find it then that is the reason (anyone else can). No answer to that one except change your email address then never put it in open text on the Internet. The scammers use search engines to find and harvest email addresses.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
March 9, 2012 at 05:16:12
Thanks Derek

Now I have to replace the battery since it is indeed dead but at least I know that it wasn't a software hack but a hardware hack that I have been getting hammered with since acquiring this computer

I was thinking Malware Bytes before you suggested it; so 3 votes/recommendations is a go for me

Now I need to purchase the upgrade/permanent version for my new computer since this laptop will never serve my purposes

go stand in traffic


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#3
March 9, 2012 at 05:57:07
Whatever hack this is, it must be initiated with software. More likely is that it is pushing out fake messages about your hardware.

The other possibility is that you just happened to run into a hardware issue around the time you got that email, and that the two are not related.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
March 13, 2012 at 19:02:54
the battery is dead

the hack is called software

it is all useless in my book

Internet + Microsoft et al. software = big mess


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#5
March 13, 2012 at 19:22:14
Well maybe if you posted something coherent we could help. Not to be rude but none of your posts make much sense. No one "hacked your hardware" that's a physical imposiblillity. And the rest of your posts are just fragmented ramblings.

"a few of her pics were on my HDD but I defragged and disc clean upped"
Defregmenting your hard drive would do nothing for a supposed virus, and what exactly did you clean up?

"the hack is called software"
care to elaborate? how do you know what it's called?

"computer has been getting hacked with various problems for about a year now, some months worse than others"
I really doubt you are are getting hacked every month. It's more likely you are running into computer problems you don't understand. We would be glad to help, if you would be willing to listen, and follow directions.

"Now I need to purchase the upgrade/permanent version for my new computer since this laptop will never serve my purposes"
Again this makes no sense. Stick to one topic and quite jumping around. Don't blame Toshiba on the fact you got a virus, it can happen on any computer if not protected correctly.

You are obvioulsy frustrated but if you want help, stop whining about idiotic nonsense and post one problem at a time. Then listen to the advice others are giving you, and follow it.


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