5 months ago
My laptop has been hacked for a while now. The first time I realized it was compromised was when I noticed a software that I already had on my computer was installed again and it appeared on my desktop. Another occurrence was when my system restore point option was mysteriously enabled when I had it selected to be disabled for the longest time, although I’m not sure if this is considered a sign of being hacked but I’ve read online that the first part is.
I’m just using this laptop temporarily until I have enough money to start my first PC build with hopes that I can start fresh, new and with some countermeasures that I’ve read online to protect myself against hackers. It feels like my laptop has been “hijacked” by a hacker(s) on the other end because I’ve also noticed my screen refresh itself on multiple occasions but idk what that could mean. I do have a few questions though so please bear with me.
Once I complete my PC build should I start new email accounts, gaming accounts like Steam and other online accounts because I’ve developed a minor paranoia that if I use the same accounts or softwares that I had originally used on my laptop for my new PC, the hacker(s) can hack me again through the “bugged” accounts and softwares. Also, how effective are the tips from this website and this website? Does anyone have any other recommendations and what are your thoughts on this as well.
I know this is a lot to read but hopefully I can get a few things cleared up lol. Thanks.