Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 2 months ago

I think my computer is compromised, but Windows Defender and Malwarebytes scans are clean?

Should I just say **** it and format, or is there a better program I should use?


Someone who knew my password tried to access my Amazon account. Is is very complex. No way someone guessed it. Only my computer and Iphone access that account.

Update 2:

I did change the password, but how did the culprit get the password in the first place?

7 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Try a windows defender offline scan.  If clean, use it.

    Or back up your data and reinstall.

    As for passwords, I use LastPass to store them.  Not even the LastPass company can access them.

  • 2 months ago

    TinyWall is my favorite firewall, however I'm new to it so I don't really know how it works.

  • 2 months ago

    The question is not whether you are running an anti-viral program but whether you allowed it to update its signature list and heuristics library.  Defender is middle-of-the-road.  Never used Malwarebytes so can't discuss it.  I use Kaspersky because of the way I can configure it for auto-updates and auto-scans.

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Check Task Manager and see what processes are running.

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  • 2 months ago

    Those softwares are very reliable.They do their job.When you use them you do not need to think about compromising your computer.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    "Tried to access" but they didn't get in I assume. Just change the password.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If i was in your situation and could afford it I would take it to a repair shop have them use their antivirus and do a deep scan and if nothing is found i would take it at face value before just  format anything. .. That's what i would do but you can do what you want.

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