Could someone please help me with my issue whereby, I have today reinstalled windows 10 home on my Intel PC on a stick model STK1AW32SC as I was having issues with the device crashing and s I had noticed some very strange behaviour going on with the OS with things like:
SYSTEMINFO displaying it was running in Hybrid mode
Hyper V not being available as the device believes it already is a VM
Directories appearing out of nowhere
Timestamp of altered files were done when the device was supposedly powered down
and amongst other strange behaviour like the mouse moving by itself, services that were disabled becoming enabled again etc the main cause for me to investigate this was my belief that I was being hacked on not just this device but a few of my home devices including SMART TV's and my Surface PRO4 - I've gone through 3 routers locked down to the hilt, I ran a UTM for a litttle while which was kernel hacked, I'm constantly seeing MAC addresses being spoofed whereby sometimes a device will have active traffic even though it's powered down! I can usually tell that it's something rogue as it won't have a host name and I will have trouble reconnecting the 'real' device until I reboot the router. I have replaced every single piece of hardware over the past 12 months except for the smart TVs (one has Android) on it however I still continue to have issues. I don't think this is just a random hack - I think it could be a targeted attack by professional hackers as I have not had any money go missing nor has there been any issues with my identity being at risk.
What brings me to Bleeping today is that I'm at the end of my tether after doing a completely fresh install (albeit from the recovery partition) and ran through the usual things, disable services not needed, installed ESET and ran a system restore job and then thought I would look at the hardware devices and once again right in front of my eyes devices were being added like Hyper V etc... I ran tweaking.com Hardware Identify immediately and there is a component that does not have a driver installed (it does not come up in the normal device manager) and the only thing I could do was search for the hardware ID 'HTREE\ROOT\0' Which didn't really return anything unusual. I've attached a screen shot- for a PC on a stick it has way too many devices installed than normal. My SurFACE pRO 4 is also showing similar behaviour....... would someone have hacked my devices? I'm desperate for answers as this has been going on now for more than 18 months.
Edited by hamluis, 17 July 2017 - 03:12 PM.
Moved from W10 Spt to Gen Security - Hamluis.