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Jan
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comment Virus / Malware: Explorer window with strange user logged into Hotmail
The yahoo ip resolved to a pop domain, which meant that the explorer.exe was trying to retrieve emails from yahoo. Which also means a successful registration, which means someone typed in the captcha, which means it most certainly was not just a bot(most probably a bot plus a human for captcha). I also remember seeing them change profile details, which also means successful registration.
Jan
4
comment Virus / Malware: Explorer window with strange user logged into Hotmail
I made up the Homer Stinson name(from 2 TV funny men names), to "protect" the identity of the "other" person who I thought had a tiny chance of being a real person. The popped up window grouped itself with other explorer windows(see taskbar in screenshot) and since it displayed the email registration pages(which included yahoo) it showed up in active ports as talking to that remote ip. I should check whether this is true nonetheless.
Jan
4
comment Virus / Malware: Explorer window with strange user logged into Hotmail
i went ahead with a clean install, but did not format my drive. Was intrigued because I thought it could be a bot registering email id's waiting for me to enter the captcha. or, it could be me watching someone else genuinely registering a email id(less likely). Disturbing.
Jan
3
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Jan
3
comment Should I get integrated graphics if I already have a dedicated GPU?
@Ivo since you have a gtx 460, go for a P67 based motherboard, because you get overclocking. However if you do not want overclocking and want to have the comfort of a fall back incase your gtx 460 fails, go for the h67. Nothing much otherwise.
Jan
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revised Should I get integrated graphics if I already have a dedicated GPU?
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Jan
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comment Virus / Malware: Explorer window with strange user logged into Hotmail
We do use remote management software to manage and troubleshoot systems, but do not have any running by default on any system. A remote session is setup as and when required. The email registration windows that had popped up, grouped itself among other explorer windows as seen in the screenshot. Remote management software was not running at that time. Plus the email ids which were being registered had strange names and addresses.
Jan
3
comment Virus / Malware: Explorer window with strange user logged into Hotmail
Nice detailed answer. A good goto for anyone else facing a similar problem. However, I will not be able to test whether this works. Has the "email registration window pop up" been reported anywhere else?
Jan
3
comment Virus / Malware: Explorer window with strange user logged into Hotmail
Nope,LogMein is not installed.
Jan
3
comment i7 overclocking problem
Nice one. "Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?" "Because it's there"
Jan
3
answered Windows 7 not recognizing printer for driver (re)installation
Jan
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answered Should I get integrated graphics if I already have a dedicated GPU?
Jan
3
comment Why can't I login on software and websites?
@S.gfx The good old way would hardly be doable these days
Jan
3
comment Laptop Synaptics Touchpad No Longer Functional After Windows 7 Upgrade
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Jan
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comment i7 overclocking problem
Overclocking is almost always done because it can be done. Real performance gain is secondary.
Jan
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