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Windows 7: Windows 7-somebody accessed my personal stuff off my laptop ???

05 Sep 2012   #1

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Windows 7-somebody accessed my personal stuff off my laptop ???

My soon to be ex-wife, on my new Dell inspirion said I left my E-MAIL open and ...
Anyways I could swear I shutdown and at minimum closed it shut so it went into sleep mode. She would have done this at least an hour after I closed down. My user account is PASSWORD protected. I thought if it sleeps and you open it back up it goes to user login or does it depend what program you left open ?

What if I was correct that I did shutdown completely, what is the possibility of somebody getting into my account by bypassing the password or circumventing my administrator priviliges ? or am I wrong that an open program will stay open until whenever ?

I am really pissed.

Water under the bridge now but I'd still like to know, especially if she took it to some pro.


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05 Sep 2012   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello bang4dabuck, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It really depends on if you have it set to require a password on wakeup or not. If not, then the computer will just wakeup how it was when it went to sleep.

Password - Require on Wakeup

Hope this helps some,
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05 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

This could be your fault more then anyone elses. Why would you just leave it sitting around for others to access. Yes even with a password hackers could get in.
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