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    somebody shutsdown my pc in college

    somebody shutsdown my pc in college from network how to stop it can someone helpme my work has been lost so many times this happens to other students also but only few some nasty people do this how to stop it i dont know please help

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    Well, if there is a timer before the computer shuts down, e.g 20 Seconds, you can goto the command prompt and type: "shutdown -a" (minus quotes) to cancel it. (XP only I think)

    This happens to me too, I'm not sure of any preventetive measures that can be taken though... Maybe a service that can be disabled? Although that may break other network functionality.

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    What applications are you running when this happens?

    What work are you losing (what application is it in)

    Are you running P2P chat programs?

    If someone has somehow obtained administration rights over the network I think that your systems admins should be told about it.


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    Hi firozahmed143,

    See whether there is any pstools or any other PS related softwares intalled in your system.

    The one who is doin all these may be well aware of the programs that are running in your system. Ofcourse they can!!!

    You can know more about the shutdown porcess by following this link.

    http://www.sysinternals.com/utilities/psshutdown.html

    Am not sure whether they are using this tool or not, but still a little help from my side.

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    Just one question you did say this is your computer not belonging to the college? You may need to contact the system admin from the college and see if he/she even knows about the problem. Chances are that they do know about it. If it is a college computer then could secure it for you or at least start tracking who and how this is being done.

    Now if this is your personal computer then:

    You are going to have to secure your computer a lot better than it is right now. I would start with a firewall and antivirus. You can find these in the download section on the right hand side of the Antionline homepage. I would suggest Zonealarms or Tiny for firewall and which ever antivirus you like I like panda myself.

    One thing you may think about is that it could be a virus not just some guy on the network. Especially since it has happened to multiple people. Just food for thought.

    Hope this helps.

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    Firo, make sure you have the "terminal service" disabled. There's a command 'tsshutdn' that people on your LAN can use to shut down your PC if it's on the same LAN.
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    first thanks for your support

    pc is of college
    there are few smart students who secured admin password from professors
    they do this over network and ultimately a lot of other people suffer cause they have not saved thier work and no one will take action against them we also reported it i will try your suggestions thanks other suggestions are welcome

    thanks 4 your support

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    Hi firoz~

    The reason I asked you about what applications you were using to work in, is that there are utilities to automatically save your work to your local machine on a regular basis. This might at least limit the damage? You will need to be able to save onto some sort of portable media though.

    I mentioned P2P because there are "booters" and "nukers" which are malicious programs that specifically terminate you This does not seem to be your problem though.

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    Hey firoz,

    From a different view...

    Before reporting them, you first need to make sure that you are not assisting in their decision to shut you down. The point I am hoping to arrive at is to make sure you are in absolute compliance with the AUP you agreed to early on. Then report any further incidents. Otherwise, if you are visiting sites that are not approved, if you are using instant messaging programs during class, etc., etc., etc.; then your creditability may be worthless and you may be the cause of the shutdowns. The very students you want to report may have been assigned to monitor the network activity and to shutdown any non-compliant students.

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    Just FYI, nay to all of you who are attempting to respond to such an open ass question. There is no possible way with the given information that you would have been able to make sense of that from
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