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Kudos0

How can I tell if my computer is being used by an outside entity?

I hear a lot about outsiders setting up shop on you computer and then running bad things through it. How can you tell if thatt is happening? I have NAV 2008 and I go online as a user account rather than and admin acoount this way things can't just download. I hate to think that p**n  crap might be running through my computer.

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Kudos0

Re: How can I tell if my computer is being used by an outside entity?

What kind of firewall are you running?
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: How can I tell if my computer is being used by an outside entity?

howdy, it sounds like you're taking reasonable precautions to keep yourself from getting infected from bots and other threats that might hijack your system. NAV will provide your baseline antivirus and antispyware as well as an inbound firewall. surfing in user account is not a bad idea, but NAV should have you covered (though it never hurts to layer your defenses like you are doing now). in the spirit of layered defenses, you might want to consider NIS with a full 2-way firewall (monitors outbound traffic as well) and features like Identity Safe. nonetheless, if you're happy with NAV08 and are not noticing any strange behavior on your system, you're in good hands and should rest easy. 

--dave

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