I have seen hackers in my computer when I had AVG FREE. Then I purchased Kaspersky Total Security with VPN and Password Manager. I also purchased a new computer and re-formatted it about 2-3 times now. Everytime I run Kaspersky Scan, even with boot disk.
I still have these issues and they are like fleas in my computer. I can’t use my computer for the last 8 or so months.
The main issue is: I have subprograms which I observe when I go to “Application Manager” section…
They are 0KB and all created at the same date 01/01/0001 (or 2001 before, if I remember right). They nest inside other legitimage programs and carry names that make sense.
I just observed 50 of them. I manually blocked them from starting.
When I restarted my computer, I noticed they dropped down to 17.
And interestingly, (or sarcastically, as I’m like a rat in this computer chasing these flies) I saw a program (which is not the first time I see it) called IGOR PAVLOV with about 10 zip applications with same characteristics. And I blocked them from starting.
As I started to check out other programs one by one (as if I have all the time on earth to do this) … I noticed something very interesting. First I thought it was my perception, that I saw it such in error but, when it repeated I realized something horrendous: As I move my mouse over these programs/applications, the initial description box bubble gave the 0KB etc info and it immediately switched to something more legitimate with some KBs in it.
I have been noticing the same thing about the Kill Switch. It looks green on the task bar, meaning it is active but, as I click on it, the animation of “just turning on” occurs… I was thinking it must be as such and trying to suppress my suspition.
But a similar thing has been happening with my Available Networks: Before I reformatted my computer, even when the VPN was active the network icon on taskbar (right side) would be square and correlated with my actions/responses there would occur another network, which looked as it is far away. But, I don’t live in a city and it is highly unlikely that somebody keeps turning on and off their network so much in synchrony with my connecting or disconnecting from my network.
Finally, I am becoming quite convinced that this “Hacker/Virus/whatever” is acting intelligently and in response to my actions, constantly evolving it’s camuflage as I discover.
Am I being paranoid…? I don’t think so! these are OBSERVATIONS for the last 8-9 months.
Any help will be much appreciated… I can’t use my computer. I need my computer fully functional so I can get to work… I’m wasting enormous amount of time chasing fleas here!
I opened an incident with number
(another thing I believe may have something to do with this issue is , I seem to get more of these hackbugs after I upload video to YouTube… Just a feeling… can’t say for sure)
(obviously Cortana is blocked too because I hate nosy windows as much as hackers)