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    Since turning off VNC ports it's stopped happening
    Ok. So who else is burning with curiosity for the who and why?

    Niggles, do you know who installed VNC to begin with?
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    Well I wanted to ask that but I thought it was n00b question
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    Ok. So who else is burning with curiosity for the who and why?

    Niggles, do you know who installed VNC to begin with?
    They bought it second hand, so it could already have had it installed.

    On the first page of this thread there are a couple of Trojans mentioned too which can open up these ports and/or install VNC software to allow later access.

    re: The mouse getting interferance isn't so likely - they live in a small country town, in a house - low housing density area, so I doubt the neighbours mouse would be causing it.

    For all intents and purposes it's fine again - except for the lurking unknown virus. It will have to wait until I visit at Xmas to clean it up properly for them. Just hope Mum doesn't do her online banking on that machine :-)

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    Get them to scan and check out the log , pm me a copy as well.
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    They bought it second hand, so it could already have had it installed.
    Does VNC broadcast itself?

    What i am thinking, is that once the computer was puchased and moved into the new place, most likely with a new ISP and a new IP address.... how is it possible for someone to connect to this machine without knowing the IP address? (you cant)

    Which means 1) the person using VNC knows the ip address and most likey obtained this from actually using the computer from your parents house. or 2) there is other software broadcasting the IP address to either a free domain name or directly to an email account or otherwise.
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