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Networked without my approval?

By dudleymorris ·
I believe my employer has networked my (personal) laptop and has been spying on me. I don't know that much about networking, but her husband works in IT. If my laptop isn't networked, why would there be an SQL program (says ODBC driver) in my program files? Can I delete it? What other programs should I look for and delete? Please help, I've recently received a trojan horse and an executable file.

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by dmiles In reply to Networked without my appr ...

SQL-Structured query language is standard for accessing data in relational databases

ODBC drivers allow you to connect to MySQL running on computer,donot delete,other programs use the ODBC drivers also,Oracle,MS Access etc.

Is this computer used by others for work related,to which the co-worker may need to work with a database software program

There are security issues when connecting to the network using VPN and may be addressed updating the system using windows update

The virus may ahve entered through a email that was opened and sent from unknown source.

Consider reading the Trojan horse article that was posted in Tech Republic last week for info

Now as far as your boss may be spying on you may be another issue that has nothing to do with the current state of the computer setup and your lack of knowledge about networking.

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by ananthap In reply to Networked without my appr ...

First, some programs get installed by default. So you MUST be sure that these questionable programs have been installed by your employer in some way.

Second. Don't just delete the it. Go to ControlPanel->Add/Remove Programs and delete the full proggram (if you are sure it's malicious).

Third. If you don't like the boss man (or woman) spying on you, just unplug the wire. That's a sure way.

Fourth. If it's your personal laptop, surely there must be some policy that permits you to verifywhat gets loaded. The flip side being the company may just not take responsibility for cleaning out the PC or even helping you out.

End of mail.

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