> Apologies, I'm a complete novice when it comes to computer security!
> I have outpost pro firewall, avg and spybot. Wireless broadband using a
> linksys router. I know my computer is compromised as the hacker has
> posted passwords on a site I use.
> All scans come up as fine and I have tried using a rootkit detector but
> they seem to conflict with vista for some reason.
> If it is a rootkit, would doing a system restore to a date prior to the
> hacker get rid of the problem?
Without being able to see the machine, I can't say whether you are really
hacked or were just a victim of social engineering or the like. I would
have a computer professional take a look. I don't recommend using a
BigComputerStore/GeekSquad type of place. If you don't want to do this,
then consider backing up your data and doing a clean install of Windows.
Then think about your computer's security. How did "the hacker" get into
your computer? Is this someone you know? A roommate? Did you click on
something in an IM message? Is your wireless network set up securely? I
hope you see where I'm going with this. If you have security
vulnerabilities and/or don't practice "Safe Hex", you will soon be infected
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