June 22nd, 2002, 11:20 AM
[QUOTE]freindship is a present u give it to yourself[/QUOTE]
for the past few days when i connect to the internet using my dial up connection i find to my utter amazement that after some time that my connection gets cancelled and my windows 98 SE OS shuts down with no prior provocation suddenly,,,and believe me this has happened several times,,, i use ZONE ALARM PRO firewall,,, i at first thought tht some hacking activity might be going on bcoz windows can't shut down without suddenly,,, and this happens when i 'm surfing the net and everythg seems fine,, and suddenly in no time a sound comes and oops!!!! my system is shutting down,, then i have to restart it all overagain,,
then i scan ed my drive using norton antivirus 2002 but ntg fishy appeared,,, welll i'm a newbie in this hacking field so i can't take out much juice from this activity,,, so it is up to u guys at AO to help me out form this precarious situation..
thanx in advance
June 22nd, 2002, 11:27 AM
First of all, this shouldn't be in the tutorials section but in the newbies area... Neg will probably be nice enough to move it, though, I'd imagine.
Second of all, isn't there a setting in "zone alarm" to shut the machine down if it can't log or something of the like? (memory's a big poor on that one) If so, perhaps making sure it's off would be a good start? But virus scanning's always a good thing... I'd probably find another scanner, too, just to be sure.
\"Windows has detected that a gnat has farted in the general vicinity. You must reboot for changes to take affect. Reboot now?\"