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    Yahoo messenger

    Hello out there. I wasnt sure where to post this so I post here. I logged onto my yahoo messenger and noticed that there was a new person added on to it, but I never added this person on. Goes by the addy trOubl3mak3r and I have no memory of chatting with him either but that might be cause I have a bad memory I was wondering if I should be worried or unplug and scan everything with everything? Will do anyways

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    The (nearly the mine) paranoid reaction:
    - reinstall your OS
    - change all your passwords.

    A more convenient reaction:
    - update your AV software and check all your hdds.
    - update your firewall and watch the logs.
    - change your Yahoo password.
    Life is boring. Play NetHack... --more--

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    The (nearly the mine) paranoid reaction:
    - reinstall your OS
    - change all your passwords.

    A more convenient reaction:
    - update your AV software and check all your hdds.
    - update your firewall and watch the logs.
    - change your Yahoo password.
    Life is boring. Play NetHack... --more--

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    The best thing to do is remove him/her from your list and fire up your anti-virus. Most likely it could be a strange glitch, I had the same thing happen to me a while back with msn. It turned out that the email address that I didn't add wasn't even an account. If you are feeling extra paranoid, you could always change your password, just in case. I wouldn't be too worried though.

    PS: I did a quick member search on trOubl3mak3r, and I didn't find anything.
    RedTheFed

    \"If you can\'t make it good, make it look good.\" - Bill Gates

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    The best thing to do is remove him/her from your list and fire up your anti-virus. Most likely it could be a strange glitch, I had the same thing happen to me a while back with msn. It turned out that the email address that I didn't add wasn't even an account. If you are feeling extra paranoid, you could always change your password, just in case. I wouldn't be too worried though.

    PS: I did a quick member search on trOubl3mak3r, and I didn't find anything.
    RedTheFed

    \"If you can\'t make it good, make it look good.\" - Bill Gates

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    Hmmmm...good advice above, but in addition you should consider a good trojan scanner also. As an example, you can get a 30 day trial of Tauscan at www.agnitum.com . That way, if this person has planted a trojan or a key logger, you have a pretty good chance of finding it. Hope this helps.
    Al
    It isn't paranoia when you KNOW they're out to get you...

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    Hmmmm...good advice above, but in addition you should consider a good trojan scanner also. As an example, you can get a 30 day trial of Tauscan at www.agnitum.com . That way, if this person has planted a trojan or a key logger, you have a pretty good chance of finding it. Hope this helps.
    Al
    It isn't paranoia when you KNOW they're out to get you...

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    I updated everything and scanned then redid it all......twice even! The trojan scanner found a keylogger and nothing else so I am going to change all passwords and ponder reinstalling my OS (Windows 2000 Pro) I know MS sucks but I am new to the whole computer thing but I am getting better everday thnx for the help all.
    I thought I safe inside, all doors locked but windows are wide open!

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    I updated everything and scanned then redid it all......twice even! The trojan scanner found a keylogger and nothing else so I am going to change all passwords and ponder reinstalling my OS (Windows 2000 Pro) I know MS sucks but I am new to the whole computer thing but I am getting better everday thnx for the help all.
    I thought I safe inside, all doors locked but windows are wide open!

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