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    Question Spyware and Identity theft

    Newbie here,
    I suspect, or actually know that somone has hacked into university accounts at my school because they forwarded an email to my girlfriend that I worte to some people. Its like they have a look what I can do kind of approch. They have also hacked into my aim and used my screen name. I just downloaded BHOdemon and a new browser, firefox. What else can I do to secure my computer and eliminate viruses. Also, what can I do within the law to get these people? Thanks.

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    Simply forward every thing to your network administrator, and let them handle it. I am sure they have rules and such that prohibit that kind of conduct. When they are suspended and out of school, they may reconsider their actions.
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    Talk to your network administrator like moxnix said. Our you could down load spyware removel tooles like Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.05 from www.download.com just go to the Spyware center. Hope this help's.
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    Newbie here,
    I suspect, or actually know that somone has hacked into university accounts at my school because they forwarded an email to my girlfriend that I worte to some people. Its like they have a look what I can do kind of approch. They have also hacked into my aim and used my screen name. I just downloaded BHOdemon and a new browser, firefox. What else can I do to secure my computer and eliminate viruses. Also, what can I do within the law to get these people? Thanks.
    Sorry to here that. What Moxnix said is a very good start.A couple questions before I go on- do you have a roommate? Is this your own computer? What Operating System do you have< Win 98, xp, etc>? Do you have a firewall and antivirus?

    First off change your passwords. Don't do a '1234' job, okay! I see this all the time in my school. Please don't do this! Go look at http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu.../password.mspx. Changing your password might seem drastic but its a good first step to prevent something happening while your fixing your situation. It is also a good habit to do this every other month or so<even less> to help stem these situations. If its your computer or you can download stuff to it, go and download these programs::

    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/adaware.html Adaware download, a must
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/zonealarm.html a firewall, if you don't have one
    http://www.avast.com/eng/free_virus_protectio.html a antivirus, again if you don't have one


    Also make sure your Computer is updated!!!
    a start..... Good luck

    kurt

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned spybot search and destroy yet. It is also a must. You can download it from http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

    It sounds like someone was using a keylogger...
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