posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 07:41 PM
Originally posted by PrimePorkchop
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
Is it a new computer? Did you sign up for some online backup service that might have been packaged with it, even a trial period or something (do they
even do that anymore?).
I sometimes wonder if my drive is being scanned or copied sometimes since my computer slows down once in a while. I think you have a legitimate
concern, but I'm not a computer tech, so I'm really no help. Glad I posted =o/
It's about a year old. I bought all the hardware new form newegg and put it together myself...
Not running a firewall, but do run up to date malwarebytes and scan often with no viruses detected.
GET FIREWALL NOW!!!
There are good free ones from AVG or Zone Alarm. GET ONE!
The malware stuff is good but you need proper protection of full AV and FW
Untill then - yes it is easy to backup your computer remotely.
1 - Install free anti virus and firewall software
2 - FULL scan everything
3 - Use Spybot seek and destroy (It's better than malwarebites and full version is free) Full scan and imunise your computer
4 - Get the Emergency Safety Scanner (msert.exe) from the microsoft website. it is free and it is the only one which will reliably pick up some
trojans. Search google for microsoft emergency responce - msert.exe
5 - use your windows install disk to re-write your mbr. You WILL have a root kit infection. This is how they have control of your computer and can run
Get to work dude. Oh, and change all your password for everything once you are done. Do not do it before you finish you may be getting key logged.