VNC on my computer
jnw "at" realvnc.com
Mon Dec 1 10:53:00 2003
> I am an IT guy so I know never to download software from
> e-mails that I
> didn't expect to receive, so could someone please tell me if
> it is possible to
> install this VNC software without me knowing about it (no one
> never uses this
> computer). What other ways can I check to see if my system
> has been tampered with?
> Does anybody know what type of path that was that Spy Cop detected?
The path you describe is the Windows XP System Retore directory, which
stores an archive of older contents of your hard drive so that things
can be restored to a working state if they become broken. Turning it
off and back on again will have wiped the restore data, hence the error
VNC can be installed by anyone with Administrator rights. That includes
you yourself deliberately installing it, you opening a web link with an
exe or script in it, you reading an email with an atachment and/or html
in it, someone else hacking into your machine to install it.
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.