👍 #899 - Someone Is in My Computer, Controlling it. What Can I Do?
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Is someone controling your computer?
It's a surprisingly common concern among the questions I get. Someone sees something unexpected happening, perhaps repeatedly, and becomes concerned. They outright decide that someone is controlling their computer remotely.
It's rarely the case, but how do you know? And what do you do about it?
Also this week:
- Trusting online recommendations.
- OneDrive: is it free?
- Deleting a partition while preserving its data.
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Someone Is in My Computer, Controlling it. What Can I Do?
What to do if you suspect someone else is in control of your computer.
When things behave unexpectedly, many people assume their computer has been compromised by remote hackers. Many of those people are wrong.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Never Blindly Trust an Online Recommendation (Even Mine)
|A snide remark about one of my recommendations raises an important point about any recommendation you find online: there are many opportunities for abuse.|
Is Microsoft OneDrive Free?
|OneDrive has both free and paid offerings.|
Can I Delete a Partition Without Losing Data?
|Deleting a partition is a destructive operation, but that doesn't mean you have to lose the data it contains.|
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Can I Delete a Partition Without Losing Data?Deleting a partition is a destructive operation, but that doesn't mean you have to lose the data it contains.
Is Microsoft OneDrive Free?Microsoft OneDrive is both free and paid... or included in Office 365.
Someone Is in My Computer, Controlling it. What Can I Do?When things behave unexpectedly, many people assume someone is in their computer and it has been compromised by remote hackers. Many of those people are wrong.
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