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Windows 7: Need help.. I am not sure who or what is controlling my Laptop..

15 Feb 2014   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have a question.
Could the cell phones that are plugged into the a computer pass a infection to the computer and their for through the entire network?

Cell phone have been having some serious infection.


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15 Feb 2014   #12
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Beats me. I've got a dumb flip phone. About all I've done is upload caller pics and ring tones to it over Bluetooth.
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15 Feb 2014   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I was just thinking that, if some donk had a program that downloaded on a cell phone but did not infect the cell phone. Then it would download the program from the cell phone to a computer the cell phone was plugged into.

Meaning; if someone isn't careful what is plugged into a network or single computer all the computer cleaning, router replacing ect. would be all for naught once the cell phone was plugged in again to the system.
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16 Feb 2014   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If the phone is a windows phone, that is a possible scenario. With an Apple or Android phone that would be unlikely. That would be a super virus.
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16 Feb 2014   #15
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
The router may have been hacked and the network wide open. If there's shared files on each PC they're susceptible but even if there isn't, it's the same LAN. The first thing I'd do is disconnect the router from the ISP and reset it. (Small hole in the back.) Then go through and change the admin password and SSID key. Hopefully, someone didn't flash it with new firmware. After that, start cleaning each machine and leave it off the LAN until all the PCs are clean. Sounds like there may be root kits on all the machines with propagating malware. Each PC must be isolated until all are clean.
I would do the same, and hope there are no Rootkits involved!
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16 Feb 2014   #16
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

You might want to restrict what is shared if you have to leave this checked "Allow bluetooth devices to find this computer"
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20 May 2014   #17
Netlace

Windows 7 starter 32bit
 
 

WOW.... ALL laptops in the house became junk. When you start them up they say "Boot Manager is Missing" ALL of them! I was using a tablet given to me until now. I just bought a NEW laptop from Dell. Whatever it is seemed to follow me on my nextbook tablet. I could not keep the browser open. My husband has the same tablet with no problems. Something is seriously wrong in this house and I need to at least protect this new one. Please tell me how to best go about it. I know this may sound crazy (or at least I think so) but I feel the spreading comes from my 23 yr old daughters ipad and iphone. Here is the crazy part (don't laugh) I can tell when she gets home because the fan I keep running for whitenoise, starts playing talk or music, real softly. I have identified it to the FTA tv stations. I feel that the things she does on her devices runs through the router to all. This is a new house, 2 yrs old. It was quiet till we had the phone company install the lines so we could get internet. Since then we have gone through 4 routers. The phone company said there is interference on the line, sent someone out and they found a bridge and put a filter on. It didn't help. But the bottom line is something seems in control of our laptops other than just us. I was hesitant to take this laptop online, but that is why I wanted a laptop. I have many questions re: this new laptop but will first wait to see if anyone is still with me...
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20 May 2014   #18
Netlace

Windows 7 starter 32bit
 
 

How does one clean a iphone and ipad?
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20 May 2014   #19
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Netlace View Post
How does one clean a iphone and ipad?

Like this...

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20 May 2014   #20
Netlace

Windows 7 starter 32bit
 
 

I agree... but they are not mine...
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