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Hacker and tracking virus invasion..it is not the computer the above describes.

We have a computer problem that we believe is caused
by a hacker accessing our computer through somekind
of tracking virus. We have reformatted many times
and used a product called Wipedrive but the problem returns. Have had the problem for about three weeks.
It seems as though the tracking virus has allowed the
hacker to access passwords which has allowed him to
close my account on youtube, erase my video and music
files on myspace and cause havoc in my computer itself.
The hacker has been in my email and deleted some messages.
I have the windows firewall on but this has not helped.
Usually when the virus attacks, it deletes files and registry entries, and everything else for that matter. would replacing harddrive solve the problem
seems as though they would just invade the new one.....
The hacker didn't show up until recently. Is there
any way I can block the hacker from acccessing my computer
and internet in the future, as well as get rid of this
virus?

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Take your computer into a computer store for repair as soon as possible. DISCONNECT this computer from the internet now. Enter into your E-mail account and change your password.

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