Is my computer hacked?

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Jul 19, 2008

Is my computer hacked? by test84 at 5:24 PM (966 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. test84
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    I was downloading with IDM, borwsing the web with FF3, working with Flash, opened an PDF at Library that I suddenly saw an .doc file with a strange filename like "24qwar3r13t5" on my desktop,so I opened and contained strange characters (like opening binary files with notepad).

    Is my computer hacked or something? I have ZoneAlarm and its updated 1 week ago but its not "genuine" as you know.

    any comments or site that I can check my PC?

    tnx.
     
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    Was it hidden? If so, just delete the file and scan your computer with AVG 8, which is free.
     
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    coulda been some file. You can try decoding it, finding out what it says, but just delete it. But, it might be some sorta "patch" on a game. Do what you want.
     
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    What did you use to open the PDF? I know that Word and the like tend to create temporary strangely-titled files in the same directory as the file being opened. Try to open the PDF again and see if it pops up again.
     
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    If you can provide the exact filename we might be able to help you better
     
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    ZONE ALARM is pretty rubbish for spyware removal its more of a software firewall than anything! [​IMG]

    read my advice here its general advice for spyware removal but will help find anything lurking if there is anything [​IMG]

    remember to scan with a good antivirus afterwards to get rid of anything the programs advised in my link may of slipped by [​IMG]

    my choice of ANTI VIRUS program is AVG FREEWARE 8 which also has anti spyware built in [​IMG]

    I still use the other programs listed in my other post though as a backup precation for checking for nasties [​IMG]

    it could be a malicious script thats making the doc files appear from anywhere usually from dubious webpages .. that could of been accessed by the person before you [​IMG]
     
  7. vmkstar99

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    I'll bet that you have 'Show hidden files and folders' enabled, hmm?
    It's normal for MS Word to make weird files like that when you open up a document.
    But they're only visible if you have the 'Show hidden files and folders' option enabled.
     
  8. Social0

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    has nothing to do with being hacked, it's just a Microsoft Word Temp file while you're working on a document and sometimes it gets left behind.
     

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