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How to verify use of a "live"CD to share my C: drive laptop at work question?

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#1 kspoor


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:50 AM

I have an XP laptop (I know this OS is EOL) and recently realized that the icon for my C: drive is showing a shared hand underneath. I right clicked on the drive icon and selected sharing - the option to turn on sharing is not possible (grayed out).
I DO NOT SHARE any drives ever! Especially at work! Very un-trustworthy network.
My question:
If someone used a boot CD (because my computer requires a password) to boot or a "live"CD and toggled my drive to share is there a way to verify?
Anyone know of any tools to help me verify unauthorized access - so that I may use if this gets ugly?
Thanks - K

Edited by Queen-Evie, 19 May 2014 - 11:56 AM.
moved from Windows 7 to XP

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

You can log into your Administrator account & should be able to perform most any function or test that you wish.


Also, you can download & install Belarc Advisor, this tool is often used to determine missing updates & checking security settings, but can also show if & when any Flash drives has been ran & the name of it (the brand & size) in the past 30 days. It would also show if the Guest or Administrator account has been ran & the last date & time. And any apps that has been ran.





Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 

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