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Hijacked computer my comp. has been hijacked and i am getting a false opening page,yahoo, with lots of virises etc, i have installed 3 different spy ware components and they seem to be keeping up with it but as you can imagine this is getting tiresome, i know the person responsible for this and he is a computer programmer, i also suspect he is using a keylogger, i think the only way to get out of this situation is to wipe my computer clean and get a new password and email address, i also suspect that said person has my computer id number, the only windows disk i have is windows xp for a MECER, will it install ok on my ibm A21m laptop and will this keep him out, any help will be appreciated thanks tyler

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If you know the person responsible for this... Go beat him up!

Okay but seriously, I think you're right. A full reformat and reinstallation is the only hope for this laptop. YES it will stop him (make sure you do a full reformat not a quick). I don't think the Mecer disk will work. However if your windows XP cd key is printed on the bottom of your laptop (it is on most). You'll need to get your hands on a copy of that version of windows (Windows XP Professional SP2 is an example) and install using YOUR cd key (not the one provided with the disk you will be using).
(In this case the Mecer disk MIGHT work if it's the same version of windows)

If this fails you could contact wherever you bought the laptop from and see if they could provide you with a windows xp disk for  your machine.

Good luck! If all else fails, you could buy a new copy of windows, or switch to linux! *gasp*

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