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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Weird. Ever hear of this?
      12/30/15 10:07 AM

Our son visited us for Christmas. Before leaving, he attempted to print his airline boarding pass on our wireless printer. His laptop could not locate the printer, and we noticed that the background for his Windows 10 desktop had changed. It was now the same photo as the backdrop on MY Windows 10 desktop. No idea how that happened.

This morning at 1:00 he called, frantic. He is a website editor for a TV station, on call, they had breaking news and he could not get online. When he booted up his laptop, Windows 10 displayed MY log-in information and asked for my Hotmail password.

Once he had my password for Hotmail, he was able to get things going, however the computer showed ME as the administrator, and linked a neighbor's email address to my son's name. Very odd.

During his stay with us, I did not touch his laptop. I assume he has some malware that is using any open WIFI signal to mess things up.

I scanned my computer with Malware Bytes, which turned up nothing, and changed my password. Not sure what to advise him to do.

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-Gil

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* Weird. Ever hear of this? Gil Buettner [KAUW] 12/30/15 10:07 AM
. * * Re: Weird. Ever hear of this? Russell Holton   12/30/15 12:18 PM
. * * Re: Weird. Ever hear of this? Gil Buettner [KAUW]   12/30/15 01:26 PM
. * * Re: Weird. Ever hear of this? Russell Holton   12/30/15 02:36 PM
. * * Re: Weird. Ever hear of this? Gil Buettner [KAUW]   12/30/15 08:25 PM
. * * Re: Weird. Ever hear of this? Mase Taylor   12/30/15 11:39 AM
. * * Re: Weird. Ever hear of this? Gil Buettner [KAUW]   12/30/15 12:13 PM

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