Iambig brother installed on my computer

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by A.K., Jan 9, 2007.

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  1. A.K.

    A.K. Registered Member

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    I had download asquared software and it detected Iambigbrother software hidden in my fonts. I know for a fact no one in my family would install this, and it probably happend when I was downloading updates and other software... I just wonder is this a tool a hijacker would use to break into my computer, I can't think of any reason why someone would want to spy on me. I don't do anything illegal or anything like that. I don't visit porno sites and don't download anything other than what I have for computer security... The only reason I can think of for that being installed on my computer is for someone to try to break into my personal info.
     
  2. Pedro

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    Spyware yes. See this thread.
     
  3. A.K.

    A.K. Registered Member

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    Could Hewlett Packard be behind this, after I quaranteed the software my Hp support doesn't work. What would you suggest?
     
  4. A.K.

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    I don't know what you all might think but I just deleted the HP support center, since it connects to the web(and I can't access help unless I connect to the web) and left my windows help and support which I can access without connecting to the web. I am really tired of messing with this. I tried to download an update for Wild tangent and antivir caught a virus on it , so i stopped the download... The HP support center kept coming up with all this funky stuff saying it couldn't connect , and I hadn't been able to fix it. I thought if I needed online support from them I'd just go directly to their website.Was uninstalling HP support unwise?
     
  5. Bubba

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    If it comes back to bite me fine....but I doubt very seriously if you will ever miss the HP support you removed and if it's similar to the Dell support stuff I have removed from all of our workstations I know you'll never miss it.

    If by chance I am wrong....I'll be here to assist what ever it takes....along with the other fine folks that frequent Wilders or my name ain't Blackspear :eek: ;)
     
  6. ThunderZ

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    LOL@ Bubba.
    Removing HP Help and Support properly should cause no problems. Yes, it does phone home. Some say on a regular basis and without being asked to do so.
    Wild Tangent is of questionable "parentage" as well. All though I do know many who have it.
     
  7. A.K.

    A.K. Registered Member

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    I have the windows help and support on my computer and HP was just a headache.. I started getting IHIDEAD and other stuff unbeknownest to me. I figure if I need help just to go online to the HP site, I couldn't connect to HP support center unless I was online... I might have this bite me. But it is curious that it wouln't work after I had Iambigbrother uninstalled and taken off my computer , I could be wrong though.
     
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