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Old 04-17-2017, 06:24 AM   #1
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Unhappy I am a windows usr but i am seriously considering changing to Linux


But i have some current issues that i Need to remedy before the change over. URGENT ASSISTANCE would be helpful
I have a unwanted hacker in my system and they are extremely mush better then me and trying to eradicate them is more difficult to do then i first anticipated. is their anything i can do to change this as it seems that i am in some kind of migrated windows system no matter what i try to re-install any win system be it 95, win vista, win 2k, win xp, win 7, win 8.1, win 10 they return with different code\ software programming which limits me due to my unfamiliarity which so many different programming languages and since they are also into Linux i would be getting myself into the same problem with my switch over. is their anything i can do. if you require more in-depth information i can provide anything you might require to better determine a solution.

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Old 04-17-2017, 06:45 AM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ.

What kind of machine is this? Is it your private computer or some public server?

What kinds of issues are you having that makes you think that you are the target of some attack?
 
Old 04-17-2017, 06:56 AM   #3
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But i have some current issues that i Need to remedy before the change over. URGENT ASSISTANCE would be helpful
I have a unwanted hacker in my system and they are extremely mush better then me and trying to eradicate them is more difficult to do then i first anticipated. is their anything i can do to change this as it seems that i am in some kind of migrated windows system no matter what i try to re-install any win system be it 95, win vista, win 2k, win xp, win 7, win 8.1, win 10 they return with different code\ software programming which limits me due to my unfamiliarity which so many different programming languages and since they are also into Linux i would be getting myself into the same problem with my switch over. is their anything i can do. if you require more in-depth information i can provide anything you might require to better determine a solution.

Thanks Newbie
WDCreations
What is your evidence for existance and behavior of this "hacker"? Do you KNOW this person?
How is this person accessing your system?
What security have you on this system?

Someone more technical and knowledgeable - that is in control of your hardware - MAY not be something you should address with a change of OS.
 
Old 04-17-2017, 07:33 AM   #4
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First thing to do is to get offline & back up your personal data.

Change your user password - & root user password.

Who owns your LAN/internet connection - speak to them about your problem.

If this is a home internet connection, change your SSID & password.
 
Old 04-17-2017, 07:34 AM   #5
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What is the nature of the problem - describe how it manifests itself.

Could it be a hardware problem?

Are you related to http://www.wdcreation.co.uk/
 
Old 04-17-2017, 08:02 AM   #6
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i try to re-install any win system be it 95, win vista, win 2k, win xp, win 7, win 8.1, win 10 they return with different code
How about elaborating on this process here?
Install from what? Recovery partition is my goto answer. It is Microsoft, however if done correctly, there shouldn't be any problems.
All these OS installs. All of them failed. And what do you attribute this to?
Seven OSs and you wrote none of these error messages from seven busted installs down?

Can't be that URGENT if you left out any details.
"BIOS", heard of it?
Your boot order could be incorrectly set? Linux is supposed to fix that too?

Whatever the "plan" is, double the time allotted.
Write down error messages, however painful or long.
URGENT ASSISTANCE would be helpful, if you had included even basic facts, rather than hyper-ventilated emotionalism.

Why can't you re-install Seven Versions of Windows?
How did it get on the system in the first place? What does Microsoft suggest?
The owner's manual of the computer, or motherboard, or toaster?

Sorry to be so terse, or rude,
Welcome to LQ!

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Old 04-17-2017, 02:16 PM   #7
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Sounds VERY familiar, right down to the writing style:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...at-4175601037/
 
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:15 PM   #8
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But i have some current issues that i Need to remedy before the change over. URGENT ASSISTANCE would be helpful
I have a unwanted hacker in my system and they are extremely mush better then me and trying to eradicate them is more difficult to do then i first anticipated. is their anything i can do to change this as it seems that i am in some kind of migrated windows system no matter what i try to re-install any win system be it 95, win vista, win 2k, win xp, win 7, win 8.1, win 10 they return with different code\ software programming which limits me due to my unfamiliarity which so many different programming languages and since they are also into Linux i would be getting myself into the same problem with my switch over. is their anything i can do. if you require more in-depth information i can provide anything you might require to better determine a solution.

Thanks Newbie
WDCreations
who is after you?

you said you changed windows versions and "this person" keeps coming after you hacking into your system.

Not to dummy up Linux, but does not Windows also have software to install firewalls? (rhetorical question)

Have you tried using any of them?
 
Old 04-19-2017, 02:14 AM   #9
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I am a windows usr but i am seriously considering changing to Linux
Switching to linux doesn't guarantee anything. You can still get hacked even if you go linux. You need to have a basic sense of security tools to use, protocols to adhere and some common sense to boot. Even then, a skill and talented hacker can still hack you.

Last edited by fscku; 04-19-2017 at 02:19 AM.
 
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:56 PM   #10
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Switching to linux doesn't guarantee anything. You can still get hacked even if you go linux. You need to have a basic sense of security tools to use, protocols to adhere and some common sense to boot. Even then, a skill and talented hacker can still hack you.
I second that. Before you make changes, you need to figure out how to secure what you do. Not perfectly, but adequately that you can have some level of trust that your system has not been turned on you.

To advise you on THAT, we really do need to know a lot more about the threat, what access the threat can engage, what resources we (you) may be able to leverage to isolate the threat, and your own opinion and skill level as it relates to this security issue.

What can you tell us?
 
Old 04-19-2017, 09:39 PM   #11
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How do you know they are using or into Linux???

By the statement that you said, it signifies to me that you actually know this person...

Assuming that you have an issue with another who is sharing your network, then its easy to disable sharing on your computer...

If you give us details about how your computer is networked and how this person is getting in, also how is it that you know they are doing all this stuff, then people on here can help...
 
Old 04-20-2017, 01:43 AM   #12
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It sounds like digital copyright protection. You can try to reinstall the bios with all drives disconnected. Then, run BXDR to sterilize the drive. Sometimes with BXDR you must hot-cycle the drive power connector before locking the drive.

If you reinstall Windows, you'll probably have the same problem. So, after you clean up the system, then install Linux.
 
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:07 AM   #13
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DONT DO IT. DONT CHANGE to Linux. The risk: you will make difficulties to your "Hacker" friend. Linux user are a bit annoying people who make the life of NSA and other "Hacker" a bit more difficult (whatever.. these "Hacker" achieve to go everywhere). You dont want your "Hacker" friends anymore? disconnect your PCs from the internet and create your own net not connected to all that immigrants who try to infest your net and valuable work.
Haha
(I think the first post is a joke)
 
Old 04-20-2017, 07:00 PM   #14
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I once tutored a 14 y.o. and taught him a bit of "cool" stuff to buy his cooperation on the boring stuff. Taught him how to use live USBs to save data or bypass lost passwords 'cuz he lost his and needed his stuff.

Shortly, he was tormenting his little sister by messing with her computer when she'd go out.

I solved it by teaching her too.

And they presumably still lock their laptops away in cabinets to this day when not using them. Good habit anyway.

Ain't sibling rivalry sweet?
 
  


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