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Has anyone ever had their computer taken over?

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Has anyone ever had their computer taken over? Like someone's hacked into their computer and remotely controlled it and it is clearly evident from mouse movements you haven't made etc?

Just saying, never heard of it happening to anyone? and was wondering if it had happened to anyone in the community? What did you do? Did you instantly kill the internet?
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Not on mine but someone was doing it to our college computer. We just ignored coz no students care one bit about college computers xD
we only care about the 15megabit connection speed there. biggrin.gif
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I know how to do it, but never had it done to me.
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At work, I have remote access to any computer in the company, because I deployed a system to do so. If you are at work, or a public place (Library, College campus, etc) on a PC you don't own, that's probably what happened. If it's your personal device, regardless of what network you are on (as long as you are not joined to a domain), then you should be concerned.
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    Hackers usually try to hide their presence so that they don't get detected and removed, so no, obvious computer takeover is not very common.  And yes, I would immediately kill the Internet and start looking in my light-weight task manager that shows hidden processes.  I would probably use Processes Hacker, too.
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Theres no reason a "hacker" would do that, if they compromise your computer they would just interact with it, not with you ;D

Most the time when people say oh noes ive been hacked its just a virus, hacking invloves them connecting to you and doing something like a overflow or sql injection
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