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Hacker Prevention

Postby laurent001 » Fri, 17 Feb 2006 5:59 pm

Please Help...
I have hackers visited my computer, manupulated email as if I sent emails but I have not. They got access into my Fee email based email accounts and manupulated as if I sent the email, even the IP address has been modified.
Is it really possible?
How could they get access into my email sent out from my IP address as if I sent from my own computer? I am stunned.

Anyone? How can I hide my IP or prevent such case of theft?

Please help..

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Postby aus_xpat » Sun, 19 Feb 2006 12:54 pm

Sounds like you've got a worm... very unlikely that a hacker is actively trying to destroy you by hacking into your computer and sending emails.

Have you received an email with an attachment recently? If so, did you open that attachment? If so.. that's the source of your worm.

My suggestion... get some antivirus software! Also.. if you're running Windows XP, you should install Service Pack 2 and make sure the firewall service is turned on... that'll stop any nasties from getting into your computer.

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Postby Scorpion » Sun, 19 Feb 2006 2:26 pm

These are extreme symptoms that a dangerous worm or ad-ware has been downloaded in your computer, which can take control an trigger an random email address with a pre-text information.

For cleaning up the worms and ad-ware, use spybotter

On hiding up IP address can use Ghost surf 2005, download a free trial version from the internet and give it a try.
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Re: IP address

Postby James** » Sun, 19 Feb 2006 4:53 pm

Scorpion wrote:These are extreme symptoms that a dangerous worm or ad-ware has been downloaded in your computer, which can take control an trigger an random email address with a pre-text information.

For cleaning up the worms and ad-ware, use spybotter

On hiding up IP address can use Ghost surf 2005, download a free trial version from the internet and give it a try.


Did you say download "spybotter"- where can I download this.. (to clean off any possible ad-wares and worms..)as well as Ghost surf 2005.

Is 'starware' an adware?
:)

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Thank You

Postby laurent001 » Mon, 20 Feb 2006 9:36 pm

Thank you for the information.
Where can I purchase those XP service pac2 and Hide IP program?
And could it be possible for specific competitor is trying to sabotage the project?
Is it technically to do that?

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Postby Saint » Mon, 20 Feb 2006 9:43 pm

XP Service Pack 2 is a free download. see the link below to download.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/default.mspx

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Re: Thank You

Postby Bremen » Tue, 21 Feb 2006 9:13 am

laurent001 wrote:Thank you for the information.
Where can I purchase those XP service pac2 and Hide IP program?
And could it be possible for specific competitor is trying to sabotage the project?
Is it technically to do that?


It's just a worm.

1. Download spybotter. Try a search on google.

2. Download Windows SP2. It's free from Microsoft. Make sure your firewall service is turned on. SP2 will automatically show you how to do that.

3. Get antivirus software. A free software can be found at: www.free-av.com

4. Don't open attachments in your email unless you know exactly what it is.
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Re: IP address

Postby Scorpion » Tue, 21 Feb 2006 10:21 pm

James** wrote:Did you say download "spybotter"- where can I download this.. (to clean off any possible ad-wares and worms..)as well as Ghost surf 2005.

Is 'starware' an adware?
:)


Yes, can download it for a free frial from the internet. Just do a search in the google.

'Starware' is kind of adware, that sits in top of the IE browser and sometimes can redirect your search.. for more details click on the below link
http://www.spywareremove.com/removeStarware.html
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Re: IP address

Postby James** » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 10:31 pm

Scorpion wrote:
James** wrote:Did you say download "spybotter"- where can I download this.. (to clean off any possible ad-wares and worms..)as well as Ghost surf 2005.

Is 'starware' an adware?
:)


Yes, can download it for a free frial from the internet. Just do a search in the google.

'Starware' is kind of adware, that sits in top of the IE browser and sometimes can redirect your search.. for more details click on the below link
http://www.spywareremove.com/removeStarware.html


thanks for your help..just downloaded it..

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 10:42 pm

James,
Make sure you set your computer to recieve microsoft security updates automatically (if you are using windows of course) Make sure you have only one firewall active if you intend using one (using two causes them to cancel each other out).

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/bulletins/automaticupdates.mspx

If you use Microsoft Word the updates need to be downloaded seperately.

Don't forget to run a scan regularly, once a week should be enough using some good antivirus software.

Hope this helps.

Plavt.

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Postby James** » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 12:38 am

Thanks Plavt

Went into microsoft..as suggested and now downloading and installing the CA Antivirus software which has a one year free trial period as compared to the others and removed the rest.


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