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OfflineLearyfanS
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Is someone in control of my computer?
    #9560780 - 01/06/09 11:43 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

My computer has been known for coming on when I have it on "Stand by" at randon times.  But tonight I put it on SB and it came on three times in about 10 minutes.  It wouldn't stay off. 

Is it possible that someone is using my computer in some way and is turning it back on so they can use it? 








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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Learyfan]
    #9560798 - 01/06/09 11:46 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Sorry that was me. I'll stop now.


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Tedwilto]
    #9560835 - 01/06/09 11:51 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Somebody who fixed this computer about three years ago told me that someone had been using my computer for bandwidth or some shit.  I think it may be happening again.  How can my computer keep coming back on over and over for no reason?








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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Learyfan]
    #9560846 - 01/06/09 11:53 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Some of your hardware might be playing up. Maybe the power supply.


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Learyfan]
    #9560848 - 01/06/09 11:53 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Only way to be sure is to keep a constant watch.


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: DimensionX]
    #9560880 - 01/06/09 11:59 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

What did you mean when you say that the power supply or the hardware might be "playing up" though?









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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Learyfan]
    #9560918 - 01/07/09 12:06 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Computers can act by themselves sometimes, and unless your seeing anything bad happen to your computer (Slower computer / Internet / Potential Virus) Then I really wouldn't worry about it. Just turn off your computer instead of stand by. Sorry I can't be much of advice, not a computer expert..

But to be off topic: You seem like an older member, if you don't mind may I ask of your age?


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Learyfan]
    #9560921 - 01/07/09 12:06 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I would guess its much more likely some piece of rogue hardware is bringing it out of sleep, like the power supply suggested above.  I had it happen with a low quality mouse that wandered a bit and a mobo that would boot from USB.


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Learyfan]
    #9560962 - 01/07/09 12:12 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I mean it could be broken.


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: DieCommie]
    #9561023 - 01/07/09 12:21 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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feifen said:
Computers can act by themselves sometimes, and unless your seeing anything bad happen to your computer (Slower computer / Internet / Potential Virus) Then I really wouldn't worry about it. Just turn off your computer instead of stand by. Sorry I can't be much of advice, not a computer expert..

But to be off topic: You seem like an older member, if you don't mind may I ask of your age?




Yeah, I have some sort of issue.  I have windows popping up here and there and other weird stuff.  I think it's from me downloading torrents. 

I'm 30 years old. 






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I would guess its much more likely some piece of rogue hardware is bringing it out of sleep, like the power supply suggested above.  I had it happen with a low quality mouse that wandered a bit and a mobo that would boot from USB.




Yeah, who knows.  I was just hoping that I don't have a mischievous ghost in my apartment. 










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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Learyfan]
    #9561052 - 01/07/09 12:25 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I assume you dont know if your motherboard's BIOS has an option to bring computer out of sleep with USB?  That would be the first thing I would check.  Then turning individual things off over time and seeing if it stays asleep (like unplug the internet, or a printer.. that may be a long shot)


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: DieCommie]
    #9561098 - 01/07/09 12:33 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah, I don't know anything about that stuff.  Please don't try and tell me though.  I don't want to try and fix anything on my own.









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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Learyfan]
    #9562753 - 01/07/09 08:37 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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Learyfan said:
Yeah, I don't know anything about that stuff.  Please don't try and tell me though.  I don't want to try and fix anything on my own.










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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: vinsue]
    #9562764 - 01/07/09 08:42 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

you want help but you dont want to touch it?... call geek squad!


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Learyfan]
    #9562853 - 01/07/09 09:25 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

its haunted....


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Learyfan]
    #9562912 - 01/07/09 09:50 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I'm guessing that maybe wake-on-LAN got turned on somehow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN

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Wake on LAN (WOL, sometimes WoL) is an Ethernet computer networking standard that allows a computer to be turned on or woken up remotely by a network message.




Try unplugging the ethernet cable (I'm assuming you're not using wireless) and see if it still happens.


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Learyfan]
    #9562917 - 01/07/09 09:51 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

maybe its haunted....


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: LeftBehind]
    #9562929 - 01/07/09 09:54 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Maybe you said that already, retard face. :crankey:


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Learyfan]
    #9562965 - 01/07/09 10:10 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

It is possible that someone is in control of your computer with some sort of powerful trojan.

Have you done all appropriate virus scans?  Some AVG and some Malwarebytes?


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Re: Is someone in control of my computer? [Re: Amber_Glow]
    #9563997 - 01/07/09 01:42 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Go into BIOS and turn off "Wake On LAN."


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