If all internet and wifi software is removed

September 5, 2019 at 23:00:55
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If all internet and wifi software is removed, like say, I deleted everything in regedit that had to do with the internet or wifi, including explorer and edge, and all that was left was my computer antenna and wifi card but no software... could a hacker find a back door into my laptop?

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#1
September 5, 2019 at 23:28:25
"could a hacker find a back door into my laptop?"
Probably not, but anything is possible.

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#2
September 5, 2019 at 23:51:57
Funny that you should answer because the CEO of Microsoft was John W. Theres more coincidence here than youll ever know.

But, you say anything is possible... how would it be possible to access my computer when there isnt code on it for the hardware to operate on?

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#3
September 5, 2019 at 23:56:49
"how would it be possible to access my computer"
No idea, I just see the reports from around the world, of hackers getting into systems, that should have been impossible to get into.

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#4
September 6, 2019 at 00:21:04
Look at it this way.

A computer can boot from the network with no operating system installed on it.

The only way to protect fully against hackers is to remove the network hardware.


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#5
September 6, 2019 at 03:26:32
Even better... after removing lan/wifi card and bluetooth function.

Put computer in a faraday cage room, no power attached to computer (no battery either if a laptop); and no wired lan service connection. Then lock the room with triple locking system, eyeball and finger print recognition and designated passcode on key pad - not active until the first two are passed.

Place armed guards outside the door - one on each side of the door frame.

Authorise them to terminate (or as the Daleks would say “exterminate, exterminate...”) with deadly force any unauthorised person attempting to gain access to the room and contents.

Then go watch Mission Impossible and wait for the gang to arrive and...


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#6
September 6, 2019 at 03:45:56
Well, for now, uninstalling the network driver and adapter is all I could do. Next week I will get the proper tools necessary to open up this laptop. I also uninstalled all the mini ports and vpn and wifi is now completely deleted. You dont even see wifi in the settings menu anymore.

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#7
September 6, 2019 at 07:46:41
Don’t forget to install the armed guard outside the door; either SAS, US Ranger (or Canadian equivalent), Israeli Special Forces. Maybe include Spetznaz and the Chinese equivalents too...

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#8
September 6, 2019 at 09:01:25
But, you say anything is possible... how would it be possible to access my computer when there isnt code on it for the hardware to operate on?

If your really paranoid, then don't forget Bluetooth and unplug all your devices, keep your computer away from windows and get a large block of ice. ;-)

https://www.hackread.com/hacking-of...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#9
September 6, 2019 at 15:47:05
Im not shakin in my boots, just want 100% guarantee that I can use my computer without some sneaky perv standing over my shoulder.

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#10
September 6, 2019 at 16:26:14
No chance... Big bruver is everywhere. In your toaster, fridge, tv set, the led light bulbs, your watch. The list is endless.

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#11
September 6, 2019 at 20:44:26
You do the best you can, layer on layer protection, and know that you are one in billions out there.
If you are more paranoid than most you can unplug your router daily when not in use and shut down your computer when not in use. Run your anti virus program continuously and your anti malware program at least weekly. Avoid questionable sites, avoid clicking without looking carefully, download only from trusted sites, and use manual or custom installs to avoid add-on programs hidden within the installer under default install.

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


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#12
September 9, 2019 at 07:45:20
> If all internet and wifi software is removed, like say, I deleted everything in
> regedit that had to do with the internet or wifi, including explorer and
> edge, and all that was left was my computer antenna and wifi card but no
> software... could a hacker find a back door into my laptop?
>

Hmm, I love these WHAT IF questions ...
So, if you would have NO network software on your machine, are you safe from network attacks ? I guess you are, if your machine also has NO virus, NO malware, etc.

And that may be impossible, since nobody can tell. You know that virusscanners will never be 100% safe, well, for the same reason your machine - no matter what it is - will not be safe.

So, based on that, the answer is no.

Even if you remove "network software", do you still have drivers for supporting IP's ? Because if you have, what will prevent you from incoming requests ? The firewall that isnt running ?

There is one way: remove your network card (assuming it is not built in your main borard), physically remove all drives & only connect them if you are very sure they have no virus, malware, ... - install your OS (not using the network)


Before WiFi, you just needed to unplug your cable (permanently), but now all is a bit more difficult

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#13
September 9, 2019 at 14:09:06
If your computer was plugged into a router (not Wifi and no Bluetooth, Wifi if any disabled) but the router was not plugged into the internet then you could have an internal network that is not connected to the outside. I would still use antivirus software nut unless you occasionally connected for AV & Windows Updates you would not be as secure as possible. You would also have to never use flash drives, SD drives, non-manufactured CD's & DVD's, etc. to help prevent infections getting in.

Not practical.

Homework question is over.....

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


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