Solved Unwanted third-party accessing my PC

September 11, 2017 at 04:19:08
Specs: Windows 10
I believe they're accessing my PC on a hidden network drive I've tried everything if I kick them off my system crashes they are running Windows Vista and it seems they are using my computer as a host for a network. I do not do any networking or sharing is simply a home computer for only me

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September 14, 2017 at 07:15:24
I would highly recommend you get some hands-on help with an expert at this point in time. If there's a reputable shop nearby with qualified technicians you should take it in to them to have it looked at and hopefully fixed.

I doubt there's much we can do to help you with this problem.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



#1
September 11, 2017 at 05:07:37
What makes you think that someone else is accessing your computer? What evidence is there?

If you don't do any networking then don't connect it to a network. That way no-one else, real or imaginary, can access it.


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September 11, 2017 at 09:14:53
"I believe they're accessing my PC on a hidden network drive"
You don't access someone's computer through a network drive, you access it through open ports, remote access software, malware, viruses, etc.

"I've tried everything if I kick them off my system crashes"
What have you tried and what are you doing to make the system crash?

"they are running Windows Vista and it seems they are using my computer as a host for a network"
How do you know they are using Vista and what makes you suspect they are using your computer to host a network?

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#3
September 11, 2017 at 19:20:45
Turn Off Print and File Sharing on your computer.
Run Malwarebytes Free Version (Not free trial of pay for version).
Use Task Manager and look what programs are using CPU and memory. Google what you do not understand. Post results for advice on if they are something to uninstall or stop from running (do NOT stop things at random, bad results can happen).
Unplug your modem and router for a minute maybe once each week or two to change out your exterior IP address for a different one (assigned by ISP when logging in).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
September 14, 2017 at 03:11:27
When I go to my Command prompt it's not a C: drive it's an x: drive that tells me "access denied." I'm trying to reformat it and try to remove it and I can do nothing with it it's also labeled as the boot drive. It doesn't show up on my computer in windows but it sure is out there at the command prompt. Also in my device manager there are tons of hidden drivers that are all access remotely and if I could install them or disable them they come right back when I reboot. When I use my fix it utilities and I look at the partitions they all say windows vista I am running windows 10 I've never heard of windows vista then when I go to Microsoft website for updates or downloads they always put me in the category of an IT person or a developer I'm not any of that. I'm just a regular PC user . I don't connect to any networks I just use my router and I don't even use wirelessly I connected directly to my computer with the cable. There is no doubt in my mind that third-party is accessing my PC I don't know how they're getting on and I don't know how to get them off

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September 14, 2017 at 07:15:24
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I would highly recommend you get some hands-on help with an expert at this point in time. If there's a reputable shop nearby with qualified technicians you should take it in to them to have it looked at and hopefully fixed.

I doubt there's much we can do to help you with this problem.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
September 14, 2017 at 08:45:43
I think we could help you from here, but it will be quicker and
easier for you to take it to a shop because of the complexity
of the analysis and repair involved.

If you can back up any and all data you want to save onto
some other media or some other computer first, do it!

And if you want, you could then wipe, re-partition, and format
the drive and re-install Windows from scratch, if you have the
installation media. That should solve your problem.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
September 14, 2017 at 09:40:04
I'm 99% sure that your computer is not being accessed by a third party. But I agree with the advice to get a professional to look at it to correct any misconfiguration (and to put your mind at rest).

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#8
September 14, 2017 at 20:15:52
Agreed. It is probably not what you are thinking but either a professional evaluation or a complete drive wipe and reinstall are going to be the only sure way you are going to be comfortable with it again. The process of checking everything remotely with your help would take many steps and a lot of time and since you did not react to a few basic starter steps above, this option does not appear to be practical.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
September 14, 2017 at 23:33:14
Thank you all for your input I appreciate it but now there's no doubt in my mind that this problem is too big for me to fix it myself. Which angers and frustrates Me. I have been taking pictures with my phone all along of some of the problems I've encountered so at least I will have some evidence to present when I take it to get it repaired now it's a matter of wanting to know how this is happening so thanks again I'll keep you posted

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