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  1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows
       27 Oct 2016 #11

    @ Kari:

    I have clear evidence but evidence that is only evident to myself. Consequently it cannot be used as proof and law enforcement are not interested in giving me the benefit of the doubt. This is a clear case of guilty until proven innocent.

    @ Dencal:

    Doing almost anything causes health problems.

    Back to the main topic and further requests for information:

    If anyone can provide me with a totally effective way of keeping my computer's contents private and a similarly effective way of using the internet privately that would represent a serious step towards me getting started at work.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,082
    Windows 10 Pro
       27 Oct 2016 #12

    Thelps said: View Post
    I have clear evidence but evidence that is only evident to myself. Consequently it cannot be used as proof and law enforcement are not interested in giving me the benefit of the doubt. This is a clear case of guilty until proven innocent.
    Please believe me, I want the following to be taken in the same very sincere way I mean it: I think you need help with this, but I am not sure authorities or increased computer security are able to offer help you need.
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  3.    27 Oct 2016 #13

    Over the years, from various websites, Iíve compiled this list of some things that can be checked:

    1. First of all check if any rogue programs are running. Start Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc then on the Startup Tab, right-click and Disable any entries that are unknown to you. Repeat this for the Services Tab, where you can check an entry online. If you disable anything restart the computer.
    2. Itís probably not relevant these days but this only takes a few seconds to check. Open a Run window (Windows Logo key+R), type cmd and press Enter. Now type system.ini and press Enter. If under [drivers] there is an entry user=user.drv, you may have been hacked, so restart the computer and check again. An entry of timer=timer.drv is safe.
    3. Now check the net statistics:
    3A. Open a Run window (Windows Logo key+R), type cmd and press Enter. Now type netstat -ano and press Enter. If ĎEstablishedí is in the State column, make a note of the PID and the Addresses alongside it, as someone may be hacking you. If the IP Address begins with 192.168, you are safe as itís part of your home network.
    3B. To check if you are being hacked, open Task Manager by hitting Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Go to the Details Tab.
    3C. If the PID that you noted in 3A appears and it is not a name that you recognise, right-click it and End the task. You can click the word PID at the top to sequence the numbers to make it easier to find. Restart the computer and check again.
    3D. If you didnít find the PID, restart the computer and rerun the netstat Ėano command. Open Google in a browser window and type the IP Address into the search box. If itís a suspicious site, restart the computer and check again.
    4. Lastly, run your Ďantií programs, which you should be doing on a regular basis anyway.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows
       27 Oct 2016 #14

    BurrWalnut said: View Post
    Over the years, from various websites, Iíve compiled this list of some things that can be checked:

    1. First of all check if any rogue programs are running. Start Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc then on the Startup Tab, right-click and Disable any entries that are unknown to you. Repeat this for the Services Tab, where you can check an entry online. If you disable anything restart the computer.
    2. Itís probably not relevant these days but this only takes a few seconds to check. Open a Run window (Windows Logo key+R), type cmd and press Enter. Now type system.ini and press Enter. If under [drivers] there is an entry user=user.drv, you may have been hacked, so restart the computer and check again. An entry of timer=timer.drv is safe.
    3. Now check the net statistics:
    3A. Open a Run window (Windows Logo key+R), type cmd and press Enter. Now type netstat -ano and press Enter. If ĎEstablishedí is in the State column, make a note of the PID and the Addresses alongside it, as someone may be hacking you. If the IP Address begins with 192.168, you are safe as itís part of your home network.
    3B. To check if you are being hacked, open Task Manager by hitting Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Go to the Details Tab.
    3C. If the PID that you noted in 3A appears and it is not a name that you recognise, right-click it and End the task. You can click the word PID at the top to sequence the numbers to make it easier to find. Restart the computer and check again.
    3D. If you didnít find the PID, restart the computer and rerun the netstat Ėano command. Open Google in a browser window and type the IP Address into the search box. If itís a suspicious site, restart the computer and check again.
    4. Lastly, run your Ďantií programs, which you should be doing on a regular basis anyway.
    All of the above has been done on multiple occasions with no conclusive results.


    Furthermore, based on my research, a skilled hacker or corrupt ISP employee / hardware technician is likely to divulge information a user deems private.


    Naturally you'd assume this would compromise their job but as usual I've seen no evidence of this being the case.


    Obviously I work from a computer specifically to minimise interaction with other people and keep my work between myself and data intentionally uploaded to server networks with the specific intent of it being redistributed at the cost specified by or agreed upon by the content creator and/or their distribution network.


    Anyone who works from a computer with the specific intent of taking data from a machine deemed private by its owner could be contravening such common sense law.

    You don't want your neighbour knowing what you're doing in your own home unless you know that they're aware of it, and even still you'd want to observe them at that time. Otherwise you'd consider them to be invading your privacy. Such rules apply to my use of the computer, and content made available on a server network are observed automatically to prevent the work being adulterated or abused. Sales purposes are lost on me as they aren't to my advantage presently.
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