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    Some of the virus,spyware,adware and firewall software may have tracking in it(maybe check log) and the ablity to report to your software vender's web site.You will have to check your documentation or help files.Your service provider(tech support) would also like to know.After all it is going through thier server and may or could be affecting them as well other customers( they may track it for themselves,after all they are the professionals and also may offer some helpful tools from thier site). They can help sometimes.

    To prevent future attack or lessen attacks...

    A router is a good to have. I connect my adsl modem to it and my computer to the router. It acts as a physical firewall which can let you hide your ip address(not 100% but better than nothing) and allow you to turn some ports off.

    I got so tired of the viruses and other crap that at one time I was running three types of scanning software(this can cause problems when trying to surf the net or run offline software). With eveyone of one them running,I could scan and find some type of virus,spyware or some other nasty stuff.One software would would pick some of it up but then other would find more but not what the other software found.

    Find the best protection software for your computer.

    I use Zone Alarm now. I have also used Spy Sweeper and AdAware SE.
    Be aware of porn sites.. just like in real life these are loaded with viruses.. all kinds of s**t . Wares sites are maybe the worst. Many of them are run by hackers.. or hacker want ta bes.
    the word," FREE" as in free softeware is good bait which can hide a trojan. If you must download,at least scan it before opening.

    These are a few things I learn in the school of hard knocks.

    please correct me if there are any errors...

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    I think that the time has come for you to sit back and take stock of your situation.

    Based on this and your other thread, you appear to have been owned. There is only one reliable, secure solution in that situation:

    Save data, reformat, reinstall, update.

    Sorry pal, but that's the way it is
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    Originally posted here by nihil
    xenoborg2001

    I think that the time has come for you to sit back and take stock of your situation.

    Based on this and your other thread, you appear to have been owned. There is only one reliable, secure solution in that situation:

    Save data, reformat, reinstall, update.

    Sorry pal, but that's the way it is

    If that is the case, then yeah. I have had to do that a few times in my computer/internet history... not fun.

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    I scanned my computer with both antivirus and my antispyware programs in safe mode and havent found any malware. I also havent had any more intrusion attempts in the last couple of days. I made sure both my Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers were up to date with the security patches. I don't know if I'm in the clear, but I havent had any more issues at this point. Thanks guys for your assistance.

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    It is possible that the ip you are seeing is not your hackers’ personal computer. More likely it is another computer that he has compromised. In this situation I would check your outgoing traffic logs to make sure he/she is not using your computer as a stepping stone to attack others. The legal problems for you when things like that happen can be major. Also I would not make a move against the computer that is attacking yours because of this possibility. What I would do is use the contact information listed under the whois for that ip and try to get the situation resolved.

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    IMHO

    the best way to be 100 % sure you have nothing....

    Backup data- format-reinstall-restore data

    improves performance -cleans EVERYTHING up...including malware, system, reg entries etc

    and is good practice

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    Get an online scan done at either Trendmicro or Microsoft. If you can post your Hijackthis log.

    1. http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    2. http://safety.live.com/site/en-US/default.htm?s_cid=sah

    and get back to us.
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