My laptop has windows 7 installed.
One Saturday night I couldn't fall asleep and was just lying in bed. Then suddenly at around 2 in the morning I heard the fan of the laptop start up and lights on the laptop started blinking. The lid was closed, and I didn't want to open it because I had a headache.
The fan was on and lights blinking for good half an hour, and then the laptop went back to sleep. In the morning I checked the laptop to see if any files were missing, or if anything was done. But I didn't find any problems.
This got me thinking.
How would you detect if someone has remote access program installed on your computer?
If you have some remote access program, can you wake up the laptop from sleep(which I think is possible since I have seen some programs like logmein.com and such)? And if so would the user be able to tell if the computer is being accessed remotely?
If your computer is being remotely accessed should you nuke it from orbit or can you somehow just remove whatever is allowing your computer to be accessed.
Thanks to anyone for their help and explanation :) I could only find solutions for linux and none for windows.