I share a home network with several other people, one specifically I suspect is either remotely monitoring or has created a user profile before I added password protection (on an admin account ... I know, dumb move). I have since then created new user profiles which I seriously doubt helped.
That said, my system slows to a CRAWL at certain times during the day. A lot of networked services/processes going on at any given time.
I have spent DAYS downloading/using tools - Wireshark, Procmon, Proc Hacker, WMI Analyzer, misc log analyzers, yada yada. Also have used several spyware/malware/anti-rootkit apps ... stuff comes up, but figuring it all out ... MIND BOGGLING. I'm seriously losing my mind.
My guess .. he wrote a script of some sort which is collecting URLs visited & broadcasting out to the network, something which is anonymous & does not leave a trace.
I highly suspect it's a legit service/process which was implemented when I did not have a password on my PC, therefore likely not showing up as malware.
Can someone PLEASE help me! While I'd love to know if this in fact did happen in the past, I'm mostly concerned about the present. Protecting my privacy & preventing future access to my system through any backdoors which might be present.
Any assistance would be SO GREATLY APPRECIATED! I've spent almost 3 days on this, my brain is honestly ready to EXPLODE!
ADDITION: Sorry, my OS is Win 7 Home Premium
Edited by CaliGirl, 21 March 2019 - 12:13 AM.