Hi garmanma, Hi usasma,
Thanks usasma I was thinking that might have been what all of those little buggers were but I wanted to be sure before I did anything about them.
Thanks garmanma, I read through that stuff till I found what I needed and reset System Restore from its high end of 66582Mb to its low end of 200Mb.
Now I'll make a new restore point and dump all of the rest.
I'm looking at the system properties under the remote tab and where it says Remote Assistance the box that says "Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent from this computer" was checked.
I have NO intention of allowing anyone remote access to my machine and I know that I had made sure that that box was unchecked some time back... so how the heck did it get turned back on?
How many other places are there that I should look for settings that allow file sharing or remote access to my machine?
I know that I've disabled all of them that I had found in the past but I don't remember for sure how I had done it and I don't really know if I had gotten to all of the things that I needed to check to make sure that no one is able to access my machine from anywhere other than right here where I'm sitting.
Thanks for any information on this.
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