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Something really strange occured

  1. #1

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Something really strange occured

    About 8 PM Eastern time my computer started screwing up bad.

    Clicking on things went wrong.
    I got signed out of here & tried 5 times to sign in again.

    I got a message from Microsoft to change to a local account.
    All kinds of weird stuff.

    I ran sfc & dism twice.
    Full virus scans.

    Changed back to Microsoft account only after getting a phone call from them with a password.

    Nothing like this has ever happened to me before.

    Anybody else have this happen to them ?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Microsoft does not call people. This sounds like you were attacked.
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  3. #3

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    They called you and GAVE you a password?

    Did you piss off anyone in an IRC channel, I have had guys get RIGHT into my computer.

    Someone hacked my Twitter account the other day too, I was forced to reset my password. I think it's LinlkedIn, I'm gonna delete my account there.
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  4. #4

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Probably was an attack.
    It was a good one.

    Can't think of anyone I might have pissed off.
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  5. #5

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    I did more scans.

    It was a Trojan & 9 other things.

    I cleaned it up.

    Things seem to be back to normal.
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