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Old 02-21-2007, 01:04 PM   #11
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what shall i do then?
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What I would do is make sure your anti-virus is updated, disconnect your computer from the internet(maybe excessive, but I do it because I feel better), run a full system scan. You may have to do it from safe mode to remove whatever got in(if it anything really did get in). I'd suggest after making sure everything is clean you change all of your passwords. Excessive? Maybe, but what are your accounts worth to you?

I also don't know what type of firewall you use, but I use Kerio Personal Firewall. It'* a free firewall that gives you 30 days to try the full version. After that it cuts down to basically blocking applications that try to run without your permission, unauthorized IP addresses attempting to access your computer, etc. I feel it'* an excellent program from my little experience. In advanced mode, if something tries to run, and you haven't previously authorized it, it asks you before it lets anything happen. I mention this because I had a similar situation happen, but Kerio caught this new program/worm/trojan/whateverthehellitwas trying to get access to a remote point and asked me what to do.... DENY!

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With all of the above mentioned, I would like to say that I seriously hope I am wrong. I hope I just over-react to this sort of thing. Best of luck and I hope no further damage has been done.
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you can start also by using firefox instead of ie
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you can start also by using firefox instead of ie
Oh SNAP!

Hope you get out of this mess with as little damage as possible.
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did you report this to ebay?
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did you report this to ebay?
did you read the thread?
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apparently, just clicking on the link, not even putting my CC information in.. made me vulnerable.

my account was hacked that night, and was just able to get in today after a 30 min chat and phone call session with ebay..
Got hit the the same one about two months ago... went throught alot of **** fixing things.
had to change the password(what an ordeal that is)
and i had to change paypals recognition of my ebay account because of the password change

PITA
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I hate crooks. I hope you get it straightened out!

I'm wondering how much this type of thing has to do with antivirus sw / firewalls, browsers, PC vs Mac, or a combination of things. I haven't come across links like that thankfully.
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Got hit the the same one about two months ago... went throught alot of ***^ fixing things.
had to change the password(what an ordeal that is)
and i had to change paypals recognition of my ebay account because of the password change

PITA
My account was compromised about a month ago, too. It didn't involve money, or trying to get my credit card info. Somehow someone got into my account and was spamming questions to other ebay sellers.

Like Peter said, the biggest ordeal was to get Paypal to recognize my ebay account after the password changes. That was SO unnecessarily complicated that it'* not even funny.
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