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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:16 PM

How can a novice tell if their computer has been hijacked or hacked? nm

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Reply How can a novice tell if their computer has been hijacked or hacked? nm (Original post)
rhett o rick Oct 2012 OP
hobbit709 Oct 2012 #1
rhett o rick Oct 2012 #3
sir pball Oct 2012 #2

Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 09:58 AM

1. Is your security software still working?

That's usually one of the signs.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 04:00 PM

3. Yes I believe it is still working. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 01:12 PM

2. If you want to be very sure

You need to download either SystemRescueCD or OpenDiagnostics Live CD and burn them to disc or install on a USB drive, then boot the computer using that media; detailed instructions are included with the downloads. They come with software that will scan your entire system for hacks or hijacks that could be hidden while you're running Windows.

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