Please don't laugh. I was having a problem with my pc XP.Coincedently got a call from (M S) saying we been notified you have big problem. Idiot that i am i let him control my pc. when I finally realized it was a scam I cursed him out. and now i need password to boot. Appreciate any help Thanks
not sure I'm in right place my stupidity got me locked out need pa
Posted 13 November 2015 - 03:39 AM
Oh dear!, sorry to hear of the troubles you are experiencing. I know how persuasive these tricksters can be.... they sound so darn professional that its no wonder they make such a good living (criminal living), but unfortunately despite the authorities having achieved some notable successes by closing some of them down (with some of them now safely in Jail) there are still too many around so folks will continue to be cheated.
I know you have been a member here for coming up for 2 years with a post count of around 60 and that your situation is perfectly genuine, however at long range on a forum its not possible to determine who is entitled to access data and who isn't (we dont want to help the bad guys) hence the blanket rule about not providing any assistanc4e with password breaking...... Sorry!
On another tack completely, it's a little worrying that you have allowed the XP computer to connect with other data sources (including the Internet).... Windows XP is no longer a safe operating system to use without isolating it from other data sources, including the Internet UNLESS you take extraordinary precautions.
If you want to continue to use XP then its best to only use it in complete isolation (no internet or use of data sources, memory sticks, CD's DVD.s External hard drives etc., etc)
You could hop over to the Virus and spyware removal form (post them the correct logs) and ask them to check that no "back doors" or other nasty stuff have been placed on your computer whilst the bad guys took control of it.
If you do that then please add a link to your topic here so they will know what has been going on.
Posted 13 November 2015 - 08:23 AM
Thank you so much Paws for your concerned reply. Fortunately I had CMS bounce back. Thankfully It was turned off at the time.
so i restored entire system from bounce back. Thanks again .This has to be the best help forum around.Do i still have to be concerned about back doorbeing placed?
Edited by nickf33, 13 November 2015 - 08:32 AM.
Posted 14 November 2015 - 04:31 PM
That's probably a very wise move, but as for "bounce back" ultimate by CMS I have never actually used that software.....( I usually use Acronis, or Macrium) However if you successfully restored your hard drive using bounce back to re-image it..... that is to say cleared everything from your drive, including Windows itself, and then used a bounce back image to reinstall it then you should be OK.
Hope this helps
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