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Someone has hacked into my computer and set themselfs as the true Administr

By Icandoit234 ·
Someone has hacked into my computer and set themselves up as the true Administrator and controls my computer my permission rights are limited. I have tried every antivirus program there is, nothing has worked not even a restore back to factory state. I am using AT@T 2wire gateway. please help

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Why would an AV help if someone "hacked" your OS?

by seanferd In reply to Someone has hacked into m ...

How about reinstalling your operating system?

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by at78rpm In reply to Why would an AV help if s ...

I think the guy is just trying to use this forum to find out how to bust into someone's Admin account.

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And what OS is this?

by OH Smeg In reply to Someone has hacked into m ...

If it's a Windows have you tried starting in Safe Mode?

Col

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by Icandoit234 In reply to And what OS is this?

windows 7 home premium

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by OH Smeg In reply to And what OS is this?

Well I suppose the obvious thing to ask is

What stopped you reloading these 5 computers?

I find it very hard to believe that they got physically destroyed by a simple Software Crack. All that would have happened is that the OS got corrupt and needed reloading. This is a common occurrence with Business computers.

Col

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I agree

by markp24 In reply to Someone has hacked into m ...

Hi,

your safest option is to format and reload that system with a clean load. Otherwise maybe safemode or Booting from a "live CD to change all the account password and remove any root kits/malware on it, but you never know if your truly cleaned everything out. Best be is the wipe and reload.

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by Icandoit234 In reply to I agree

I AM A DISABLED VETERAN AND SERVED DURING WAR. I DONT KNOW ALOT ABOUT HACKING. ALL I KNOW I HAVED HAD LEXMARK AND HP INCLUDING AT&T AND ANTIVIRUS COMPANIES TAKE CONTROL OF MY COMPUTER AND AGREED WITH ME THAT ADMINISTRATOR RIGHTS WHERE REMOVE. I WAS TOLD TO RESTORE THE COMPUTER TO FACTOR STATUS, BY PUSHING F11 I DID THAT AND NOTHING CHANGED. WHEN THE COMPUTERS UNDER WARRANTY WAS SENT FOR REPAIR THEY WHERE SENT BACK IN THE SAME CONDTION.

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Some suggestions............

by nmap In reply to Someone has hacked into m ...

Before you format Windows 7..............

1) Someone has hacked into my computer and set themselves up as the true Administrator and controls my computer my permission rights are limited:

Go to Control Panel and see what your account type is. Create a new "Administrator" account, log on to that and delete old account (make sure you transfer all data & settings).

2) I have tried every antivirus program there is, nothing has worked not even a restore back to factory state:

Antivirus is required only if your infected with viruses. Turn on Windows Defender and Windows Firewall. Uninstall ALL unwanted programs such as IE toolbars, Smiley programs and freeware. These could be Trojan Horses that send your data to hackers.

3) I am using AT@T 2wire gateway:

Log on to 2Wire web interface and see the connected computers. If you see any other computer connected, reset your Ethernet gateway and reconfigure it (don't loose the DSL connection settings). Make sure you change default "username" and "password".

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by dana.brinkman In reply to Some suggestions......... ...

nmap, you can't get into User Accounts if you don't have Admin privileges on the machine.

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Hiren's Boot CD

by myilmaz In reply to Someone has hacked into m ...

Try to use to restart your system by Hiren's Boot CD (14.0 avaible now) and reset all admin accounts passwds :)

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