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Possiblibly Hacked, Please Confirm

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Possiblibly Hacked, Please Confirm


    So i was on my computer and i left it running the night and when i looked at it the next day my desktop icons had been moved all over like they had been purposefully jumbled up and over a 3700 screenshots were taken and saved into my Dropbox. But i thought it was probably cause the mouse was sitting on the keyboard and might have pressed on a bunch of keys doing this.
    And later on i left it on another night (a week or two later) and my lock screen background had been changed to a picture taken by my webcam. so im really worried and if anyone could help it would be great

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    Posts : 100
    Windows 8.1, 10, various Linux


    Cat?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    not my cat even though i have one he doesnt come into my room at night and the way the desktop icons were mixed up were pretty precise and how my desktop background changed with my webcam
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  4. #4


    Manchester, Britain
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 (No, not 8.1)


    You should probably start locking your computer before you go to sleep. Download malwarebytes and do a full scan, it may take a while.
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  5. #5


    Cross Plains
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro


    I would also be looking at being hacked. In that case I would back up whatever important data I have then use DBAN (dariks boot and nuke) thoroughly wipe the drive. After that I would reinstall Windows from scratch. May be a bit overkill, but I wouldnt want to give a chance to a sophisticated virus to come back from a simple format, at least not one that allows remote control of my system. Ive had viruses before but they were just minor annoyances so I just used Comodo and Malwarebytes to make sure it was gone. In a case of something like that though, I wouldnt want to give it anymore chance to come back than necessary.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    i had tried malwarebytes but the trial ran out and it couldnt remove some things even though it marked it as malware and it would be great if you could link me to a video or thread/post that explained how to install windows again since this i s a store bought laptop and i dont know how to do it

    thanks
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