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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:15 PM
I got the computer, and checked it out myself, first putting a piece of duct tape over the webcam to protect my privacy. Windows started up, then the chat window popped up again, asking for "sushi" and saying "damn keeds dont know anything about computers". I tried to find trace the process tree in Task Manager, but he closed the window. Close Task Manager, he starts the chat back up. I tried to capture a pic to show you guys, but in paint, it refused to paste. He then said "go ahead, try to capture it again." Recognizing that he is remotely controlling the PC and might have access to private info, I immediately did a hard reboot.
I did not dare restart, fearing that he would have another opportunity to steal information. I put in my copy of the Windows 7 Professional in an attempt to do a full reformat, but when I changed BIOS settings to start up to CD, IT STARTED UP TO WINDOWS! This truely perplexed me and I was starting to wonder whether this man might have someone injected a BIOS virus code. Doing a second hard shutdown, open the DVD bay the the computer literally ate the disk.. the disk was in some bizarre way, STUCK inside of the computer. I managed to pull it out but the disk was scratched badly in the process, rendering it unusable.
I'm creating a USB install drive right now, but does anyone know what freak of nature this is? I've personally never experienced something bizarre like this...
just FYI, my younger brother is a complete computer illiterate... I'm the only one who works in IT in my family, and everyone else is pretty much the average user who only knows how to start Firefox and nothing else. My younger bro only uses his PC for web browsing, work, and Minecraft in his free time. He says my explanation that someone hacked him was impossible because he didn't download anything... which made me facepalm....
Anybody have an explanation to this? This malware has certainly baffled me, but then again I've never been hacked before.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:26 PM
I'm going to go ahead and guess that someone isn't sitting by their PC 24/7 waiting for your brother to start his up. Chances are, it's just a program that does the same thing over and over. Hiding itself whenever task manager is run, and tracking keystrokes to make seemingly human replies to what you're doing. That's just my guess with what you've said so far.
As for the BIOS and CD, it seems as though you put the CD in crooked, not all the way in the tray. This would prevent the BIOS from reading it, and make it boot to windows. It would also explain why the drive was stuck, and why the disc was scratched.
Put a spare CD in the drive to see if it still works. That way you can test it without risking another Windows disc just in case it's the drive that's f*cked up.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:07 PM
Try to boot the Windows disc from the selected boot up devices instead of the bios boot order.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:55 AM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:25 AM
Booted up to Windows, with internet and the webcam and chat comes back on. I've been going nuts trying to capture this thing but it seems as if the hacker knows my every move. It pops up and closes at random times...
Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:00 PM
While it's not connected to the internet, run an anti-virus and spyware scan. For a manual scan as well. Do it in SafeMode to make it that much hard for the virus to detect if the someone is looking for it.
I really wish I could link this but I can't. FalconFour, kinda of like BartPE but on steroids including some pirated software.
Also to the reinstall that you were going to, instead of overwriting what was there I would have blown it out first with DBAN or KillDisk or UBCD which has KillDisk and I think DBAN on it. That way you destroy anything in a hidden partition as well.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:09 PM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:28 AM
|QUOTE (Spider-Vice @ Tuesday, May 1 2012, 03:39)|
|Hacking a computer and remote controlling it isn't that easy, AFAIK. It has to be some kind of virus that was directly injected.|
Although, you would be surprised at how many tools there are available to allow novices hack a computer nowadays.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:39 AM
I've tried getting Skype working with my webcam, which has been not as easy as I assumed, but it's possible even someone sharing the app could try and message you
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