Has my computer been hacked

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Has my computer been hacked

Post: #119001 Andy Hamilton
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:13 am

Not sure what is going on with my computer, today it is showing chinese fonts in the bit at the top of firefox where it should be telling you the name of the web page. Yesterday the task manager opened by itself twice.

I am running a complete virus scan to see what might be going on is this a known virus? I hate to be paranoid but it started just after I made a post about boycotting the Olympics. - Yep thats crazy talk, but has anyone else had this problem and knows how to sort it?
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Post: #119016 hedgewitch
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:29 am

Well I talked about boycotting it too and I've no funny fonts. I will ask Mr hedgewitch as soon as he gets back - he's a computer engineer and knows all about things like this.
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Post: #119027 marshlander
Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:42 am

The thought police have rumbled you, Andy! :lol:
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Post: #119048 MKG
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:44 pm

Nah, you're OK, Andy. I've been going on about the Chinese for ages and nothing's happened to me. Excuse me now - my Heavenly Sea Cucumber and Tofu soup is boiling over.
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Post: #119061 Ratty
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:31 pm

Andy Hamilton wrote:I hate to be paranoid but it started just after I made a post about boycotting the Olympics. - Yep thats crazy talk, but has anyone else had this problem and knows how to sort it?

Yeah, thats crazy talk, but just to the on the safe side the Chinese are great aren't they? They have a lot of really interesting ideas regarding human rights and we'd all do well to follow their ways ... :wink:
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Post: #119120 eccentric_emma
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:51 pm

Ratty wrote:
Andy Hamilton wrote:I hate to be paranoid but it started just after I made a post about boycotting the Olympics. - Yep thats crazy talk, but has anyone else had this problem and knows how to sort it?

Yeah, thats crazy talk, but just to the on the safe side the Chinese are great aren't they? They have a lot of really interesting ideas regarding human rights and we'd all do well to follow their ways ... :wink:



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actually i did wonder whether Andy might be right though, as I had heard the Chinese block heaps of websites. So it didn't sound too far fetched. Then again I have been watching heaps of the X Files lately, so anything sounds believable to me of late....
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Re: Has my computer been hacked

Post: #119389 MKG
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:44 pm

Having seen a couple of recent posts with obvious Chinese subject matter, I'm beginning to think again about your Chinese fonts, Andy ...
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Post: #119398 ethicalpc
Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:58 pm

Not sure about viruses, but it could be spyware/malware. Worth checking that your security programs check for that.
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Post: #119402 hedgewitch
Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:08 pm

It seems it is a virus Andy - a scan should detect it and get rid of it no problem.
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