What's wrong with my computer (Windows 8.1)?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by cheanwendy, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. cheanwendy

    cheanwendy MDL Novice

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    Hey guys, actually speaking, I am not sure where to put my question one, so here it is.
    I have two things to do. One thing is to keep track of the downloads across my computer and the other is to monitor who is using it. I'll explain why. I share this apartment with my roommate. He doesn't have a computer so he sometimes uses mine. I have told him not to browser those dirty websites or video as it might bring virus to my computer. These days, when I start my computer, a pornographic video dialog box will pop up and invite me to join them. I disable it in the startup. However, when I restart my computer, it pops up again. I asked him what was wrong and he looked of innocence, saying that he didn't do anything. What I want to be able to do is to see what has been done through my computer and who has used it? I'm not a super tech type so need to keep it reasonably simple. My system is Windows 8.1, Any ideas?
     
  2. Computer Fixer

    Computer Fixer MDL Member

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    It really doesn't matter who did it, etc...You're infected.
    Try a system restore to a pre-infection date.
    Then password protect your computer and don't give anyone the password!
     
  3. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Ha ha, I am surprised one of our cynics hasn't yet chimed in that you answered your own question, within the parenthesis of the title.
     
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  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Sometimes cleaning up after things is as simple as uninstalling programs in the control panel and/or uninstalling browser extensions.
    I'd start with the programs and if your system is still doing the porn stuffs, try going and uninstalling browser extensions/plugins

    Adware loves to install these extensions these days since they aren't blocked as often by a/v programs.

    I'd also check startup pages to make sure it isn't defaulted to open a gateway website that runs in the background all the time.
    Make sure it's set to something simple like google.com or forums.mydigitallife.net :)
     
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  5. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Too late :)
    Also, this problem would occur much more frequently on win7 since it doesn't have the anti-malware exe built into the OS.
     
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  6. cheanwendy

    cheanwendy MDL Novice

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    You mean if I install anti-malware, it can prevent these dirty websites? Hope you can give me some suggestion about how I can know someone use my computer. Thank you in advance.
     
  7. cheanwendy

    cheanwendy MDL Novice

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    Can you give me some examples? Sorry, I'm so poor in software knowledge. Thank you
     
  8. watering flower

    watering flower MDL Novice

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    Talk to your roommate and see how he reacts. I found Micro keylogger in download.com but I'm not sure if it will help.
     
  9. sunilk

    sunilk MDL Member

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    Open windows explorer go to Folder Options, enable showing of hidden/system folders.

    For current user:

    C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Window s\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    For all users:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
     
  10. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    I think the OP needs to do something more than that, I had a few times infected by malwares(one of them was something like Qvo6), and I need to google for a complete procedure to totally remove it .

    e.e., if your malware is called "malxxx", google "remove malxxx" and with luck, you'll find people posting instructions.

    And I think the best bet with your room-mate(if you intend to share your machine) is to install another windows on another new partition or VHD, make a pssword for your own OS, and let him do whatever he likes with his "private OS". :p
     
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    BJ0RN MDL HTTP-uploader

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  12. cheanwendy

    cheanwendy MDL Novice

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    Thank you, it's a nice software to block websites that I don't want to view. I have tried the free trial edition and worked excellently.
     
  13. cheanwendy

    cheanwendy MDL Novice

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    You mean it's because of Windows 8???
     
  14. comtech

    comtech MDL Novice

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    have him go to any pawnshop and buy a win7 laptop for 60us,they are basically giving them away

    get him off your comp,only safe way
     
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    nodnar MDL Addicted

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  16. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    remove the man from your pc forever..
     
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  17. Ilin Joss

    Ilin Joss MDL Novice

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    #19 Ilin Joss, Mar 10, 2015
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    It's very easy: don't allow your roommate to use your computer! Or if you didn't want to do that, you can install a web filter for Mavericks to invisibly block the certain unwanted websites like Aobo Filter for Mac. aobo.cc/aobo-filter.html