BECAREFUL WITH FREELANCE SITES !

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just letting everyone know so you will be careful. i hired someone from odesk to clean my files and recover files. he requested to use team viewer to remotely run my computer. this was last week. the job was done .
today, when i walked away from my computer. , ,when i came back i found someone signed on thorught team viewer. and tries to run through my files and emails. i fought to get the mouse back and close some programs. everytime i signed on, they would sign on to. until i deleted teamviewer a few minutes later.
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he must of downloded the teamviewer that did not need my permission to sign on.
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any suggestion, how i can find out exactly who it was
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Once you log out of teamviewer you need to give them a new password or they can't log in again. You say the job was last week and you came back and it was logged on again. That seems odd as I am sure you would also have turned off your computer at some point which automatically turns off teamviewer as well.
    I know as I use this a lot.

    Did you leave it turned on and logged in the whole time?
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  • Profile picture of the author wmc1987
    My advice would be to make sure your computer is clean, and get on to teamviewer to make sure he cant get access again, im no expert here but that seems like common sense mate.
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    • Profile picture of the author kangen333
      I would check to make sure he didn't install anything. May be best to do a full system virus scan.
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  • Profile picture of the author stealthtargeting
    I am not an expert, but I suggest you to change your password. You have mentioned that you hired someone on Odesk. If you are going to hire someone on freelancing sites, you must need to check their feedback and profile.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyPlan
    The first thing you want to do when you realize your computer has been compromised by a keylogger or Teamviewer in this case is to disconnect from the internet. These people can't stay connected to your computer without a live active internet connection. Plain and simple!
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      There are hacked versions of Teamviewer around that they install on your PC, everything looks the same but it obviously isn't as you've experienced already.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Make sure that you have uninstalled the Team viewer as your job is done so, this is no further required. Also Run a Full System scan with your antivirus like MSE, Norton, Kasperskey, Bit defender etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author devenn27
    Uninstall it and do a full system virus scan, or else just format the damn computer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terrance01
    In addition to a virus sweep I would recommend an in-depth Spyware sweep. A good free resource is SUPERAntiSpyware (not a link).

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  • Profile picture of the author endovdayz
    You can set up a default password in teamviewer with this password you can access your pc anytime from any where..
    This is the thing that might have happened with you.. the user who accessed your pc over teamviewer created a default teamviewer password for himself and may be you dint notice it.

    ALL YOU HAD TO DO IS CHANGE THAT DEFAULT PASSWORD AND YOU ARE GOOD TO GO.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Originally Posted by tristatemedia View Post

    just letting everyone know so you will be careful. i hired someone from odesk to clean my files and recover files. he requested to use team viewer to remotely run my computer. this was last week. the job was done .
    today, when i walked away from my computer. , ,when i came back i found someone signed on thorught team viewer. and tries to run through my files and emails. i fought to get the mouse back and close some programs. everytime i signed on, they would sign on to. until i deleted teamviewer a few minutes later.
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    he must of downloded the teamviewer that did not need my permission to sign on.
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    any suggestion, how i can find out exactly who it was
    Why would you hire someone on the internet for that job in the first place. There are computer repair shops all over the place. Heck, even places like Staples and OfficeMax will do that at reasonable prices

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  • Profile picture of the author tonyharte
    Most definitely change passwords and run a virus scan.
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