Am I been hacked or is it something else


New Member
Thread author
May 26, 2022
Hello everyone.
I open up outlook to confirm email id of my new linkedin profile, when I clicked the button to confirm my email it redirected me to linkedin's website wherein I was told enter my linkedin password but there was already a password there in the password section automatically . When I tried to view the password it was old password with some persons name which I don't remember to have ever used. I was using a mi browser... . The thing to note is it only happened in mi browser and when I tried with different browser like chrome, edge and brave it was not...


Staff Member
Nov 5, 2019
Hello, Welcome to MalwareTips.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.

To give you sound advice I need more information.

While I check your logs you can do a check on your paswords for exposure.
Follow the directives on this page.

Do any change you feel appropriate.

Strong passwords are appropriate.


Download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST).
Choose the 32 or 64 bit version for your system.
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Ensure that you are in an Administrator Account
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Check the boxes as seen here:

Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and Attach it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

Please attach the logs for my review.
How to attach a file to your reply:
In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Click the "more reply Options" button.
Do this for both files.

Wait for further instructions


The Farbar program is updated often.
If it's identified as suspicious by your Anti-Virus program trust it if Downloaded from the link I provided.
You should restore the program from the Quarantine folder.

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