Unauthorised access to my PC



Violated
07-10-2005, 03:09 AM
I updated my PC yesterday with a new hard drive and had to re-install Windows
XP onto the new hard drive. Well, as soon as it finished installing and
booted back up with just the basic security features and security updates
installed, someone gained access to my entire system and they continue to do
so at thier will even though I have tried to stop them. I installed all the
security updates from Windows Update and made sure the firewall is turned on
and it didnt even slow them down. Then I got the Microsoft Management Console
up and running and its recorded so many security breaches that it makes me
sick. Most of them say that they are coming FROM MICROSOFT. Can someone
please help me stop them from raping my PC at will......I'm starting to feel
pretty violated. Is this illegal for anyone to do? Cause my next step is
going to the law.

Kerry Brown
07-10-2005, 03:09 AM
"Violated" <Violated@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7D1EA0C2-6156-47DF-BD52-68A06B10F54A@microsoft.com...
>I updated my PC yesterday with a new hard drive and had to re-install
>Windows
> XP onto the new hard drive. Well, as soon as it finished installing and
> booted back up with just the basic security features and security updates
> installed, someone gained access to my entire system and they continue to
> do
> so at thier will even though I have tried to stop them. I installed all
> the
> security updates from Windows Update and made sure the firewall is turned
> on
> and it didnt even slow them down. Then I got the Microsoft Management
> Console
> up and running and its recorded so many security breaches that it makes me
> sick. Most of them say that they are coming FROM MICROSOFT. Can someone
> please help me stop them from raping my PC at will......I'm starting to
> feel
> pretty violated. Is this illegal for anyone to do? Cause my next step is
> going to the law.

What version of XP did you install? If it was pre-SP2 and you were hooked up
to the internet while installing then it is likely you were infected with a
worm. Once the worm was on your computer you were wide open for hackers. If
you don't have a Windows install CD with SP2 on it you must install XP
either not connected to the internet or connected through a router. If you
don't have a router then you must upgrade to SP2 or install a firewall
before connecting to the internet. As you have recently done a clean install
your quickest course of action now may be to re-install while not connected
to the internet. Your only other option is to clean the computer with
antivirus and antispyware programs. Depending on how severe the infection is
this may or may not be an easy task.

If you have Automatic Updates installed that may be the connection to
Microsoft. It could also be your clock trying to synchronize with
time.Microsoft.com This is normal.

Kerry

Segovia
07-10-2005, 03:09 AM
Violated wrote:

> I updated my PC yesterday with a new hard drive and had to re-install
> Windows XP onto the new hard drive. Well, as soon as it finished
> installing and booted back up with just the basic security features
> and security updates installed, someone gained access to my entire
> system and they continue to do so at thier will even though I have
> tried to stop them. I installed all the security updates from Windows
> Update and made sure the firewall is turned on and it didnt even slow
> them down.

Well gee, I hope you didn't have that machine physically connected to
the internet while you reinstalled the OS? Bad move, it could have
easily been compromised during the time of your first boot, till you
got SP2 installed.

> Then I got the Microsoft Management Console up and running
> and its recorded so many security breaches that it makes me sick.
> Most of them say that they are coming FROM MICROSOFT. Can someone
> please help me stop them from raping my PC at will......I'm starting
> to feel pretty violated. Is this illegal for anyone to do? Cause my
> next step is going to the law.

I suspect you are misinterpreting what you call "security breaches".
You might want to elaborate a bit more in regard to what you're seeing.

--
Segovia - 22/05/2005 12:03:06 PM

Frank Booth Snr
07-10-2005, 03:09 AM
"Violated" <Violated@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7D1EA0C2-6156-47DF-BD52-68A06B10F54A@microsoft.com...
> I updated my PC yesterday with a new hard drive and had to re-install
Windows
> XP onto the new hard drive. Well, as soon as it finished installing and
> booted back up with just the basic security features and security updates
> installed, someone gained access to my entire system and they continue to
do
> so at thier will even though I have tried to stop them. I installed all
the
> security updates from Windows Update and made sure the firewall is turned
on
> and it didnt even slow them down. Then I got the Microsoft Management
Console
> up and running and its recorded so many security breaches that it makes me
> sick. Most of them say that they are coming FROM MICROSOFT. Can someone
> please help me stop them from raping my PC at will......I'm starting to
feel
> pretty violated. Is this illegal for anyone to do? Cause my next step is
> going to the law.
>
How did you manage to connect to the internet if you had a new disk without
an operating system installed on it? You suggest you were infected when you
rebooted after installation. Or was it while you were updating security from
MS's website that your new disk became infected?

SKS
07-10-2005, 03:09 AM
Since you just reinstalled Windows, then do it again. Takes under an hour
only. Only this time, do not leave your PC connected online till you are
done.

:-)

SKS


"Violated" <Violated@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7D1EA0C2-6156-47DF-BD52-68A06B10F54A@microsoft.com...
>I updated my PC yesterday with a new hard drive and had to re-install
>Windows
> XP onto the new hard drive. Well, as soon as it finished installing and
> booted back up with just the basic security features and security updates
> installed, someone gained access to my entire system and they continue to
> do
> so at thier will even though I have tried to stop them. I installed all
> the
> security updates from Windows Update and made sure the firewall is turned
> on
> and it didnt even slow them down. Then I got the Microsoft Management
> Console
> up and running and its recorded so many security breaches that it makes me
> sick. Most of them say that they are coming FROM MICROSOFT. Can someone
> please help me stop them from raping my PC at will......I'm starting to
> feel
> pretty violated. Is this illegal for anyone to do? Cause my next step is
> going to the law.

Malke
07-10-2005, 03:09 AM
Frank Booth Snr wrote:


> How did you manage to connect to the internet if you had a new disk
> without an operating system installed on it? You suggest you were
> infected when you rebooted after installation. Or was it while you
> were updating security from MS's website that your new disk became
> infected?

Or maybe s/he is installing something or copying over some data that is
infected. I had a client who was screaming that she was hacked, she had
clean installed numerous times, etc. etc. Come to find out that after
every single clean install, she then installed some "drivers" an
instant messaging "friend" had given her which were a backdoor trojan.
No duh.

Malke
--
MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic"

Frank Booth Snr
07-10-2005, 03:09 AM
"Malke" <notreally@invalid.com> wrote in message
news:#LSus5xXFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Frank Booth Snr wrote:
>
>
> > How did you manage to connect to the internet if you had a new disk
> > without an operating system installed on it? You suggest you were
> > infected when you rebooted after installation. Or was it while you
> > were updating security from MS's website that your new disk became
> > infected?
>
> Or maybe s/he is installing something or copying over some data that is
> infected. I had a client who was screaming that she was hacked, she had
> clean installed numerous times, etc. etc. Come to find out that after
> every single clean install, she then installed some "drivers" an
> instant messaging "friend" had given her which were a backdoor trojan.
> No duh.
>
Yes. That's possible. But the way the OP worded his 'infection problem', it
seems that he did an install onto a new disk, and suggests he got infected
after copying system files from his XP CD, since he rebooted after
installation and found the HDD to be infected by then. No mention made of
driver files acquired from a 'strange' source. But like you suggest, I
expect there's some 'little detail' missed out here.


Unauthorised access to my PC