Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Hi Yesterday I received a message on the second computer in my house which connects to the internet via a router. The message was for me to activate Windows XP Home Edition which I thought strange as I have been using it for a while. Following a successful activation the display on the computer changed, I was unable to access my firewall, system restore and connect to the internet. There is no internet problem as my main computer still connects. I dont know what the problem is and Microsoft are of no help. Can anyone please advise me on this? As I said everything was perfect before activation. Thanks Mark
It sounds to me more like you've been hacked rather than hijacked.
Have you any antispy software installed on the PC? if you have run that and see if it detects anything, also run your antivirus software for trojans.
Posted on May 29, 2009
Did you activate the Windows Xp when you installed the XP Operating system?
you have 30 days to activate the XP, if not you will have limited use till you input the genuine serial key.
if the display changed after the activation, chance are you machine have being hijacked.
I would just take it off line and try to clean the infection.
Posted on May 29, 2009
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