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I left home for an hour,I had three IE windows open,when I came home all the windows were closed and my background was changed to a picture I have never seen before in my life. As you can imagine, this is totally freaking me out. I have 2 computers using a router for wireless internet on one of them.
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post #2 of 24
With the wireless its possible, probably more so than a regular connection. Time to setup a new connection on that router heheh

Are you sure someone in your house didnt do it?
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Totally possible. There are viruses/programs that give remote control of computers. But it's also possible someone changed it using your computer.

Side note, is your wireless router encrypted (passworded)?
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Originally Posted by jacksknight View Post
With the wireless its possible, probably more so than a regular connection. Time to setup a new connection on that router heheh

Are you sure someone in your house didnt do it?
No one else was home
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Microsis View Post
Totally possible. There are viruses/programs that give remote control of computers. But it's also possible someone changed it using your computer.

Side note, is your wireless router encrypted (passworded)?
What he said.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spdracer View Post
No one else was home
Is your PC password protected and you logged out?
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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by Microsis View Post
Totally possible. There are viruses/programs that give remote control of computers. But it's also possible someone changed it using your computer.

Side note, is your wireless router encrypted (passworded)?
Yes it is, there's a 10 key password using a combination of letters and numbers to access the network
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by spdracer View Post
No one else was home
Spooky....
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Quote:
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Is your PC password protected and you logged out?
No it is not password protected and I turned off hibernation because I was uploading a video to you tube,when I checked on you tube to see if it uploaded the video was all black
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Ghosts?

what's the desktop picture of?
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