Posted 22 August 2010 - 01:36 PM
I have an older emachines T2958PC with a celeron D 330 @ 2666 Mhz, 2x 512 DDR-SDRAM, Windows XP Professional 5.01.26000 Service Pack 3 buid 2600, Browsers are: Firefox 3.6.8, Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702, and I did install chrome but then had to go and erase every bit of it.
I use Crap Cleaner regularly, Avast Home version, Zone Alarm, Spybot tea timer, and I keep all browsers, antivirus, firewall, and anti malware programs up to date.
This past winter season I rented a room to a bizarre self described IT genius.
At some point I believe he accessed my PC, it became slower and there are still to this day folks logging into a network that I cannot access and is now invisible.
I'll include some screenshots, and a TCP log...
My tech abilities a almost nil, but I am not afraid of digging in and fixing things.
The symptoms are subtle, but things are running slower. I do not have a wireless router, yet there are still network connections showing up such as Desktop/My Network Places/Entire Network/Microsoft Windows Network/Mshome (and/or) /Workgroup
If I try to open Mshome I get this message: Mshome is not accessible, You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission. This network path was not found.
I get the same message when I try to open Workgroup.
I though I was the administrator/owner, but apparently not any more!
I changed my computer name to "biteme" and moved myself to a new network, but this only caused the other networks to show up as empty.
A while ago I could see the people who would come and go in these two networks.
A few of these were: "Kane", "Martins", "Nancy", and "The Dell Family Computer (Dell)"
The quotqtion marks are mine and the latter name I know is the name that my roommate/renter/hacker uses because he told me so.
These would show up and go away along with a few other names. Now I can't see this information at all anymore, but I saved a screenshot of them.
when I run hijackthis there are entries for Internet explorer even when I am not using IE, and also Microsoft Messenger even though I never use messenger and thought I had disabled it.
Please HELP, tell me I am not just being paranoid!