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luckycat's avatar - animaniacs24

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Posted: December 18, 2003, 10:59 am - IP Logged

Hello everyone;

 

    luckycat        >>>>>>>    purr-purr--purrfect                           


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    Posted: December 18, 2003, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

    Thank you for posting this item, Luckycat. I had a similar experience and I had a firewall in place. I quaranteened the whole mess and sent it to both AOL and Norton for analysis. Norton sent me a new firewall with updates that you can't get thru "patches." I got a fax from FBI concerning the perpertrant and that they were in on the situation too. Hackers like to play around with programs and crack codes not through bad intent usually and then you get an occasional opportunity seeker. The type setup you mentioned is one of those people trying to make mega bucks off of you and I.

      For those of you players on this site please pay attention. What Luckycat told you is very real and can devestate your sense of humor; your bank account and your credit history. Whenever you leave "on line work"~~~immediately clear your browser catch! To do this is very simple,---once you are "off line" you have a disk tool called something like --disk cleanup. This tool removes where you have been on line. Then run it a second time. You will find nothing showing and at this point there will be a small box stating "view files" bring it up and manually remove all left over files by deleting them. This helps to keep virus contamination out of your files and as a further precaution unplug your modem!

    Teufellj

      luckycat's avatar - animaniacs24

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      Posted: December 18, 2003, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

      gosh  teufellj

      thanks for all the above added information, you said fbi on it/

      good that you got that far with it. I DID NOT REPORT MY SITUATION TO anyone except friends ,  and here at lp. this time // but in past had my ID tried to steal my credit cards and bank info so if you said it was almost same situation, hopefully that will end it. but the word I guess is check your pc

      in fact because of the first attempt/ I have always been careful, and now again.  the first attempt was also investigated by msn.

       

      thanks again: If anyone else had simular situations let us know to be alerted

       

      blessings teufellj

       

       

       

       

       

          luckycat        >>>>>>>    purr-purr--purrfect                           


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        Posted: December 18, 2003, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

        format your hardrive .then re-install windows, in order to be safe. could still be lurking

          hypersoniq's avatar - 8ball
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          Posted: December 18, 2003, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

          one other safety tip, before turning off your PC, check in the "startup" group under START|PROGRAMS... some exploits won't install themselves, they trick you into doing it by placing a setup program there.

          Also, when deleting anything suspicious, always empty your recycle bin... it's not really gone until you completely delete it.

          Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.