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Old 03-18-2004, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I woke up this morning and found that upon LEFT clicking my C drive I was able to view its contents. Because of security reasons the C drive is only obtainable by right clicking and choosing the EXPLORE option [My OS is Windows XP]. With this in mind two questions arise...#1. was my machine hacked/probed from the outside?? #2. What do I have to do to hide my C drive? Any help would be appreciated

FYI -I ran a search at Microcheese but I believe I am not entering the right information in the search box to return any helpful results...Which brings me here..
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Old 03-18-2004, 10:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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to hide your C drive right click on it and go to sharing and security there you will have the option to hide your C drive..

And are you on a network with other computer and do you have a firewall or anti-virus soft ware if you don't go to www.housecall.antivirus.com scan your computer then if you don't have a firewall put up the MS firewall the will give you some temp security untill you obtain something for you computer
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m3z.....

I already tried your suggestion on hiding the c drive in the sharing and security option but the field to hide the folder is not available [it's greyed out]...As I speak I am running my AV FYI...
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Log in to your administrator side and see if you can do it that way

they way to do that is log out of your user account hit ctrl+alt+del and then type in administrator if you don't know the password there isn't one then see fi you can hide your drive that way
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Old 03-18-2004, 10:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Okay....I knew it was going to be too easy....for some reason I cannot get past the admin option...I have used every password I can think of...still cannot get in....where does that leave me now??? Is there something in/on the Win XP disc that will allow me to change/modify my admin password etc?? This is a home pc...not a work pc FYI....My AV is still running.....also, I have two pcs...they are on a network..and wouldn't you know but the other has the same problem where the c drive is exposed...damn!!! I guess the next thing for me to get is a chastity belt for the darn pc...anyway...I am still up a creek without a paddle....

By the way in your opinion what/why is my c drive exposed...is it a trojan or have I been "probed"???

**UPDATE--I am updating my post...I have finished scanning my pc with my AV and nothing showed up...I am using Norton 2004 Professional....my other pc I figured I might throw a hook in my punch and try Bitdefender [online scan]...The other pc using Bitdefender is finished scanning and NO problems were found.......reason I am using the online scan is I heard Mr. Norton isn't always reliable...so as I look at it like this as I should get more than just the one scan using Norton...two different TYPE of scans could possibly show something different from the other...anyway..still up the creek without a paddle....cannot get into the admin option....and the c drive is still EXPOSED!!

Just a FYI-I looked into the username for loggin onto my pc and I according to the info it has my name along with the following underneath it "computer administrator"...is this a green light for me to be able to follow m3z's suggestions as posted earlier?? Can I do a system restore??? Will this hide the c drive to an earlier state??
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Old 03-18-2004, 12:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I did a complete system restore added BLACKICE bought some duct tape and now believe my pc is secure..... for a few days at least!!

m3z, I want to thank you for your valuable time as well as your attention to this matter!!

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