Tuesday, 15 October 2013

What to do if your computer gets hacked?


Is your computer safe? If you answered yes then think again. Nowadays, scams and hacking issues have become very frequent.



Recently, a computer specialist admitted that they were spreading scam e-mail. Interestingly, he and many other people were also coming together to hack computers all over the world for creating an army known as botnet. Through these so-called zombie computers, they were sending spam to all the contact present in their address list. The penalty of this crime is up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines.
Not only this, more than 70% of websites have security flaws as well as 250,000 attempts been taken to dig into US government systems. You should know that after being hacked, your computer should have configured firewall and antivirus installed. 
Identify the hacker. By finding the hacker, you may come to know about the program and its results. For doing this, press the Windows button + R. The window that pops up, type in cmd and press enter. Now, a command prompt window gets open. In the black box, type "ipconfig". Note down the 4-number combinations you notice separated by periods. Then type in "netstat". It will take time to load but you get the entire list of all outgoing connections from your computer.
After this, use WHOIS tool, like on at http://whois.arin.net. to find out the identity of attacker. Disconnect your Internet after noticing the suspicious IP. If this process is getting slow then it means some program has started acting up. Check the task manager to see which program is capturing the most of the CPU under the processes tab. After completing this step, restart your computer. 
On restarting, immediately open task manger and find that suspicious program. If you don’t find any then that doubtful program is not running currently. But, you need to find it later. By finding it again, check its identity. In case, it is malicious then end it as soon as possible. Finally, check all your software installed for updates. Sometimes viruses or worms also come with attachments. So, don’t forget to check any recently downloaded attachment.
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