I'm currently using Windows 7 pro, but have been using Vista and 8.1, and am on my sixth computer since some hacker began hammering them into the dust. I had limited conversations with him back in November last when he was pretending to be a windows employee; after having invited himself onto my computer. This computer was recently sent to be thoroughly cleaned and have the basic services reinstalled but within 5 minutes of going online it was infected again. I use a dongle and am inclined to think his attacks are GPS based rather than IP. He attacks any IP he finds where I live I'm guessing.
The malware auto runs multiple versions of windows which run together, to prevent one another from failing and initiates terminal services if they do, and reconfigures everything from the security settings to redirecting all browser entries through his network host server.
He even has subscribers who can come and have a look see on my computer, while I'm safely tucked away in virtual contrived and controlled space ... Well he wouldn't want me upsetting the visitors!