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Is my laptop hacked or infected with a root kit!? [Solved]


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Hi Render and many thanks again for all your help.

I知 very glad and relieved that my lap top is clean and I take your word for it; still wondering though from the different scans if you have seen and fixed any rootkit, spyware or something else; or was I worrying too much!?

The instruction for better security will read and apply in due time.

I値l proceed now with the housecleaning and if some issues happen will post.

Once again Thank you very much
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We removed c:\docume~1\Eigenaar\LOCALS~1\Temp\HNM.exe and it's service. As I know it is some kind of spyware.
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That was also detected by WinPatrol as stated in my my first post. I disabled the service but I couldn't find the file to delete; the path to it couldn't be found! I wonder how dangerous was that spyware on a scale of 0-10 and what for damage could it have done on my lap top. I do not have bank data enz, but I have personal writings, etc.

PS. I will not be able to respond for a couple of days, as earlier mentioned. If the thread had to be closed; thanks for all your help.
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It's hard to tell how dangerous could be. Usually spyware programs can collect various types of personal information, such as Internet surfing habits and sites that have been visited, but can also interfere with user control of the computer in other ways, such as installing additional software and redirecting Web browser activity. To be sure I recommend you to change passwords on your e-mail account(s), forums etc.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

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