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Did someone hack me?

Have wireless laptop with Vista. Suddenly seeing lots games pinned to start menu. I haven't used them in months! How/what could cause them to be appearing?

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Anyone else?

Your post is so light on details so only general replies can be offered; eg;

Anyone else using this machine?

What games?


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No one else

No one else uses it. Games Bejeweled, Ink Ball, Free Cell, Chess Titans, Mahjong Titans, Minesweeper, Solitaire . . looks like those that come free with pc

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I tend to agree with Jimmy

Except for Bejeweled, those games are all available in Vista. It might be that Mahjong Titans and Chess Titans came from Vista's optional extra updates. I can't remember now whether I had those pre-installed on my Vista or selected them as "Extras" from Windows Updates.

Try this. Goto Start > All programs > Accessories > Extras and upgrades. Do you have any options there for extras? If so, perhaps you downloaded some additional games?


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Let's think about this

Let's think about this for a second.

Say you are a hacker, and you go to all the trouble of breaking into someone's computer. Are you going to go to all that effort just to play a few free games that you could have gotten from your own computer?

More likely than someone hacking into your system, is you installed some update from the computer vendor or something along those lines, and that is what put the games into the start menu.

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HA! Nothing like logic. Thanks, you are probably right.
Thanks too for taking the time to put my over-reactive mind to rest.

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