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#1 babas87

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:00 PM

Hello, I thought I was having some spyware/malware issues. The person that assisted me told me to go instead on networking forum. Here's the link to the topic:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic453919.html/page__gopid__2708704#entry2708704

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:54 PM

It depends how computer savvy they are. If you're sharing wireless network access they can definitely access anything you send across the network, and depending on the firewall settings on your computer they may be able to access files. That is even without installing backdoor software on your computer.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:34 PM

Please tell me what should I do to protect myself? And yes we do share the same wireless network.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

Hi Babase87,

I red your other thread that you link. I would be in the same place as you Scared There not much that we can do because of school IT department but I would definitively go to your Student help desk department and talk to a school technician and see what they can do to help you.

How are you connected in a dorm room?

Does the Access Point require a password?

Here are my suggestions

I would recommend Spy Blaster. What this program does prevention of any spyware from corrupting your HOSTS file. it locks down your HOST File so any spyware or malware rewrite your Host file will be block. This program isn't a scanner. http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Make sure you set the computer to not Logon automatically. Set s Complex Password to your computer. This acts as a complex password $P@ssW0rd!. Always Lock yout computer Windows Key +L when you leave. You can buy a External Hard Drive and copy all the stuff that is personal related and you can know you stuff is secured and with you.

You may want to bring that link with you and talk to a technician with that at hand if your wanting to do that.

I hope that helps you out

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