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

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

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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    seanferd

    How about reinstalling your operating system?

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    at78rpm

    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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    OH Smeg

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

    Col

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    Icandoit234

    windows 7 home premium

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    OH Smeg

    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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    markp24

    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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    Icandoit234

    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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    nmap

    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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    dana.brinkman

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

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    myilmaz

    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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    Icandoit234

    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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    spawnywhippet

    While I appreciate the fact you had a job in the armed forces, it's completely irrelevant to the issue at hand.
    Shouting in CAPS LOCK doesn't help either. I suggest you take your pile of dead computers to a local PC repair place, tell them to recover your data from the hard drives then reinstall the lot with clean Windows. You should be able to sell the 4 older ones for more than it costs to recover the data and reinstall the newest one.

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    spawnywhippet

    There are several tools on the internet that can reset the admin password and let you regain access to your system. However I would be more worried about how this happened in the first place than the reseting of the password. You either have huge gaping holes in your security, ie no admin password and someone has set one, or there is more to the story than you told.

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    Who Am I Really

    never mind

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    at78rpm

    I'm curious: how did you try doing a "restore back to factory state" if you didn't have Administrative privileges? And if you've tried "every anti-virus" thing out there, let's hope you're kidding, because installing one over another is toxic -- not to mention iffy for anyone not granted Admin privileges.

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    Who Am I Really

    Restore to Factory state
    is from the hidden restore partition or from the recovery discs
    no administrative priv. necessary as winders isn't even running

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    tdrane

    Someone, please, if we're supposed to help this person fix his issues, why is TR letting someone spam this? Come on, kick his/her/it's butt out of here. Please?

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    This is a public Forum.

    The PTB at TR can not stop people posting to it but they can remove crap like that when it's reported to them. So if you see somehtign not Flagged Flag it yourself.

    Col

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    sumcores

    If your admin password has been hacked, do a Google search for system password recovery, download the bits, burn the CD and load it. It will then start Linux on your system and guide you through the reset process. Once it is reset, BUY A ROUTER before you connect to the Internet. Consider using Microsoft Security Essentials to avoid the trojans and rootkits.

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    seanferd

    How about reinstalling your operating system?

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    at78rpm

    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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    OH Smeg

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

    Col

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    Icandoit234

    windows 7 home premium

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    OH Smeg

    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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    markp24

    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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    Icandoit234

    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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    nmap

    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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    dana.brinkman

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

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    myilmaz

    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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    Icandoit234

    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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    spawnywhippet

    While I appreciate the fact you had a job in the armed forces, it's completely irrelevant to the issue at hand.
    Shouting in CAPS LOCK doesn't help either. I suggest you take your pile of dead computers to a local PC repair place, tell them to recover your data from the hard drives then reinstall the lot with clean Windows. You should be able to sell the 4 older ones for more than it costs to recover the data and reinstall the newest one.

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    spawnywhippet

    There are several tools on the internet that can reset the admin password and let you regain access to your system. However I would be more worried about how this happened in the first place than the reseting of the password. You either have huge gaping holes in your security, ie no admin password and someone has set one, or there is more to the story than you told.

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    Who Am I Really

    never mind

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    at78rpm

    I'm curious: how did you try doing a "restore back to factory state" if you didn't have Administrative privileges? And if you've tried "every anti-virus" thing out there, let's hope you're kidding, because installing one over another is toxic -- not to mention iffy for anyone not granted Admin privileges.

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    Who Am I Really

    Restore to Factory state
    is from the hidden restore partition or from the recovery discs
    no administrative priv. necessary as winders isn't even running

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    tdrane

    Someone, please, if we're supposed to help this person fix his issues, why is TR letting someone spam this? Come on, kick his/her/it's butt out of here. Please?

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    This is a public Forum.

    The PTB at TR can not stop people posting to it but they can remove crap like that when it's reported to them. So if you see somehtign not Flagged Flag it yourself.

    Col

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    sumcores

    If your admin password has been hacked, do a Google search for system password recovery, download the bits, burn the CD and load it. It will then start Linux on your system and guide you through the reset process. Once it is reset, BUY A ROUTER before you connect to the Internet. Consider using Microsoft Security Essentials to avoid the trojans and rootkits.