Windows 10: Was I being hacked?

Discus and support Was I being hacked? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I almost visit Amazon.com every day but today the website became very slow, I tried to click on something it took forever to reach another page, I then... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Tsw88, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Tsw88 Win User

    Was I being hacked?


    I almost visit Amazon.com every day but today the website became very slow, I tried to click on something it took forever to reach another page, I then tried to visit another site, the speed was great.

    I first thought it was a problem of Amazon.com, then I unplug the LAN cable and re-plug it, the site ran very fast again.

    What was probably the reason for the site being slow before I unplug the LAN cable?

    In general, is it easy, moderate or difficult for someone who knows me and wants to hack me (e.g. accessing or looking my computer files)? Assume he cannot have physical access to my computer.

    :)
     
    Tsw88, Aug 14, 2019
    #1
  2. R.Mike Win User

    Email Hacked

    Hello Greg

    thank you for your response and the great information you provided.

    I use two step authentication for my email account and all important web sites. I also use the full version of Malwarebytes to protect my computer.

    But I will do the scans you suggested AdwCleaner and Limewire.com and let you know the results.

    I am worried though that the webcam installed on my laptop could have been hacked. I never use it and forgot about it, so never disabled it.

    Any suggestions as to find if it was actually hacked?

    thank you

    mike
     
    R.Mike, Aug 14, 2019
    #2
  3. PP Mguire Win User
    77000 Steam accounts hacked every month

    Ironically I've had the same crappy password since I made my Steam when HL2 came out and never been hacked, but I've had my Origin account jacked twice with a much more complicated password. 2 step on Origin fixed this problem, but just thought it was kind of funny. I went with 2 step on Steam to be safe too.
     
    PP Mguire, Aug 14, 2019
    #3
  4. Rohit_R Win User

    Was I being hacked?

    My laptop is remotely hacked

    Hi there,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    In line with your concern, please help me with following question:

    • Are you using the Local account or Microsoft account on the computer?




    Try to perform the below steps:

    • Scan the system with the
      Microsoft Safety Scanner
      .
    • Turn ON the Windows Updates and get all the required Updates to install.
    Update Windows 10

    Refer this link if facing any issues with the Windows Updates:

    Windows 10 Updates: FAQ




    You may follow the steps in the below link to protect your PC from Viruses and Hacking:

    Protect my PC from viruses and Hackers




    Hope it helps.



    Rohit Raina

    Microsoft Community - Moderator



     
    Rohit_R, Aug 14, 2019
    #4
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