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Meaning of "mail.ccpsnet.net"
« on: January 15, 2008, 04:43:15 AM »
I had the following pop up on my computer last night:

mail.ccpsnet.net

The box that popped up had an e-mail account of mine and a space to enter the password.  I just cancelled out of it.

It came up two more times.

Is it possible someone is hacking into my computer?

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Re: Meaning of "mail.ccpsnet.net"
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 06:39:19 AM »
Sounds like your e-mail program is set to check mail at intervals...
What program is it and have you checked under account settings or options ?
   
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Re: Meaning of "mail.ccpsnet.net"
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 06:56:18 AM »
This is a hotmail account.  No matter what the setting is on the account, this has NEVER happened.

If someone has a copy of my hard drive, would they be able to access my e-mail remotely?


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Re: Meaning of "mail.ccpsnet.net"
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 08:35:46 AM »
If someone has a copy of your hard drive there's no telling what they are capable of...
How do you connect to the internet ? ?
Why do you suspect this is the case ? ?
How long ago did this happen ?
   
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Re: Meaning of "mail.ccpsnet.net"
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 05:13:08 PM »
Quite a large (I mean, REALLY large) set of viruses use techniques like this to attempt to get your password.

Do you know of Chesterfield School District? Thats where the email address belongs.

What Antivirus, Spyware, and Adware software do you have installed for protection?

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Re: Meaning of "mail.ccpsnet.net"
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 11:58:32 AM »
I have Norton antivirus installed on the computer.

This happened just the three times and it was the day before yesterday. (Monday).

I connect to the internet via internet explorer.  Should I be using Firefox?

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Re: Meaning of "mail.ccpsnet.net"
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 02:35:17 PM »
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Do you know of Chesterfield School District? Thats where the email address belongs.

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Re: Meaning of "mail.ccpsnet.net"
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2008, 06:49:35 PM »
I googled it - it's in South Carolina, but I have no connection to anyone there.


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Re: Meaning of "mail.ccpsnet.net"
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2008, 06:56:28 PM »
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   1.  You will notice that the "Start" button is grayed out. Place a check mark at "Yes, I accept the Terms of use". The "Start" button will become visible. Click on it.
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   3. You will be asked to install an ActiveX, click the "Install" button (Note: If you have a Firewall install you may have to approve the installation)
   4. Once ActiveX control is installed click on the "Start" button to initialize the scanner
   5. After initialization is complete uncheck\untick "Remove found threats"
   6. Check\tick "Scan unwanted applications"
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