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Hp Wireless Assistant-friend Or Foe?

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#1 DonnaMF4


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Posted 13 December 2006 - 01:38 PM

Somehow, changes are being made to my personal, notebook that I do not recall making myself. I have two "power on" passwords on my computer before Windows XP even begins to initiate. Is it possible for someone on my family network, that knows the name of my computer, to us a program such as HP's Wireless Assistant to gain entry into my computer like, remotely? sorry if this is a dumb question. Obviously I'm not real well versed on computer functions.

I'm also finding a lot of "encoding" in my system. Like a previous WAB. Is there a way to "un" encode the script?

Thanks for your help!

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 04:13 PM

Yes, there are ways to get into your system using wireless networking tools. If the person knows your logon and password it's very easy to do.
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