Am I being monitored???

  Rabi 22:33 27 Dec 2003

I have noticed when I use my desktop to access my Yahoo Account, that every time, without exception, when I eneter my password, Yahoo asks me to re-enter as the password is incorrect.

This phenomenon is only when I use my Desktop pc. It doesn't occur when I use my lasptop, nor indeed when I use an internet cafe.

I also notice that, using the same broadband connection, my laptop is much faster than my desktop again when using Mail at Yahoo. I also occasssionally, (quite infrequently actually, but it does happen) notice my curser move when I am on line with no input from me. I recently upgraded my desktop memory from 128mb to 384mb, speed has not improved one bit.

Do I have spyware or some other control programme hiding on my PC?

I have Ad-aware 6.0, and SpyBots Search & Destroy, latest versions of both, on my desktop and laptop, and they have both been used to remove everything they could find, and currenly give me a clean bill of health.

  PurplePenny 23:28 27 Dec 2003

Do you have the same browser on laptop and desktop? I've been getting the same thing recently but I think that I have worked out why it is happening to me. On my desktop I'm using Opera 7.23 and on the laptop Firebird. I use the Opera wand to fill in my password and it seems as though it automatically sends it (I'm sure that it didn't before) so if I click on OK or enter (or whatever the Yahoo button is called) it sends it twice and I get "password incorrect".

Don't know if that helps you at all but at least you know that you are not alone :-)


  canard 14:08 28 Dec 2003

My Yahoo password has had these bouts of perversity for ages [using IE].

  Rabi 22:26 30 Dec 2003

1) I am using the same browser on all three (laptop & 2 desktops)

2) Please note:this password phenomenon exists ONLY,and EVERY time I log into my Yahoo account using one of the desktop's, very rarely with the other two. One of the desktops ALWAYS gives me an "invalid password" response, till I retype a second time, and bingo, it goes through. I never get this at internet cafes, hence my wonder if my desktop has a virus/trojan/spyware onit?

  Rennaissance 22:31 30 Dec 2003

have you got any firewalls running? also run a virus scan. If you have no antivirus software then run an online check.

  Rabi 22:53 30 Dec 2003

In addition to Ad-Aware 6.0, and SpyBots Search & Destroy, I have Zone Alarm Pro 4.0 running as my firewall, and Norton Antivirus 2003 (with the latest definitions) running. And again, these are common to all the PC's mentioned above.

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