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Possible VPN Hacking on Windows 10 Laptop

My Windows 10 OS laptop operates on a WiFi non-public network and I access the internet through a VPN. The machine also has the MacAfee internet security software.
I noticed my mouse making un-commanded moves, clicking, and opening an email message on my machine without any input from myself. I assumed my client machine was being hacked so I shut off the machine. My questions are;

1). Is it likely that my windows 10 machine was being hacked even though it functions on a high caliber business VPN?
2) Is it possibly to hack into the machine just through the Wifi connection which would mean avoiding breaking into the VPN?
3) Would the network logs show proof of the penetration if it was hacked?
4) Is it more likely my un-commanded mouse movements and email message opening was just a windows 10 glitch?

Thank you for any assist provided on this issue.

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You write you use a VPN but

There are ROGUE VPN apps out there so by using those you could have installed a RAT (remote access terminal.)

Since you didn't reveal much about your VPN my answer is maybe. In your case, run, don't delay and head to Bleepingcomputer.com since they use a different set of scan tools and will spot these rogues pretty fast.

As to question 3, no if they are any good.
As to 4, no. Too often I find an infection (RAT) or bad hardware or driver.

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Possible VPN Hacking on Windows 10 Laptop

Thank you for very knowledgeable thoughts and suggestions. I will follow-up on your recommendations. I will say the VPN is a very strong and credible VPN that my company has been using for numerous years. We have been running this VPN globally for over nine years.

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BIG names have been exploited many times over the years.

Just because it was good as to the name and more, who knows if there was an exploit or a Trojan snuck in. I know you don't have to tell more so I'll work with anything folk tell me. Privacy is king.

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Did you check with your IT dept.?

Is there any chance one of your company's IT guys was remotely accessing your laptop?

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check for USB receivers

plugged into the computer, most likely rear ports. That way someone with a wireless mouse can sit off from you a bit, and move your mouse at times for a joke. Also if you use a wireless mouse in an cubical sort of office, there may be someone near you with similar mouse and it's movement is affecting yours. Plug in a USB wired mouse, see if it continues.

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