I got a demon-face peering @ me!! Do I have an 'intruder'??

Discussion in 'System Security & Infection Support' started by SandPetal, Nov 17, 2003.

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    SandPetal

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    G'Day Dreamers,

    A couple of hours ago I experienced a real horror right on my PC screen.

    This little demon face appeared about half inch x half inch on every page/file I opened. After staring at it mesmerized for a bit I finally realized 'maybe a hacker' & disconnected. The face stayed though.

    What did it all mean?? Was I hacked?? What's my next step??

    I ain't got protection. Keep in mind I can't afford much. So what should I do to take precautions (firewalls etc)? I'm using my bro's PC (we share a line) 'cause I'm nervous about switching mine back on.

    Keep in mind I'm pretty much PC illiterate if you are kind enough to answer ( keep the jargon simple to understand plz).
     
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    Rasput!n R0X0R

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    Back up your files, put in system recovery cd you got with computer, thats the best bet for YOU, the lay person.
     
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    James Photojournalist

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    Hmm, that is interesting. You don't happen to have a screen shot of it do you? It's probably a program like Bonzi or some sort of spyware. Download and run Ad-Aware. Also, I would really advice getting an Anti-virus scanner.

    Check out HijackThis, run that and post the log here if you'd like.
     
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    undeadpenguin Bang. VIP Member

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    Ahh! Call an exorsist! The Earth is being destroyed! What does the demon face look like; this? Maybe a BSD'er hacked your system :lol .
    Or maybe it was Bob. One of the XScreensavers is a demon that looks sorta like Bob (pipe included).

    Were you on a webpage? Maybe it was the site you were on's logo :q .
     
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