How can I find out if somebody is trying to remotely control or hijack my PC?

Foad Adnani August 28, 2012

I’m worried someone has put some files in my hard disk in order to remotely access my PC.

I see too many of these characters in my port addresses “*” and i think someone can trace me easy. I want to know if this is indicative of a hijack and whether or not it is harmless or not.


  1. Abba Jee
    November 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Internet security software and a good firewall can inform you if someone trying to connect you through backdoor or even running a brute force to crack

  2. Areeb Majeed
    October 2, 2012 at 3:10 am

    TCP View from Microsoft

  3. Irshaad Abdool
    September 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    the same old trick , look for ports that you do not know and close them

  4. Amit Sinha
    August 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

    use Norton Internet Security or McAfee Antivirus.

    It tracks who is accessing your pc.

    I recommend McAfee

  5. Irshaad Abdool
    August 29, 2012 at 7:04 am

    look for unusal open ports and weird-named processes being launched from nowhere.
    Also, open your REgistry editor, go to current_user >> Software >> Microsoft >> Windows >> Run ; and look for software/scripts that launch upon windows start. remoe those you do not recognise. be careful though!

  6. Foad Adnani
    August 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    a screenshot from tcpview

  7. muotechguy
    August 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    A screenshot would be helpful. Short answer: a bunch of asterisks in TCPView is quite normal.

    • Foad Adnani
      August 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm
      • muotechguy
        August 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        Looks normal to me. Is your router/firewall? It must be , it's an internal IP.

        • Bruce Epper
          September 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

          I think that is still the local machine. Multi-homed? It'd be easier to tell if the Resolve names option was turned on.

  8. ReĆ½ Aetar
    August 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Open the task manager and check for any abnormal process check startup programmes , check the apps that are whit listed in your firewall and see the network monitor for abnormal behaviour ,,
    if you notice anything unexpected then maybe you are in trouble

  9. Burhan Ahmed
    August 28, 2012 at 10:29 am

    there is a utility called netstat. it gives you complete details of the Connections made to and from your computer

    • Foad Adnani
      August 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      yeah but .. i want program to diconnect the ips but keep make new way

  10. Charles Pradeep
    August 28, 2012 at 6:50 am

    there are thousands of softwares that respond to those '*'.first of all:Are u afraid that someone is taking remote connection of ur pc??if so go to task manager ,click the tab"users". If someone is taking remote connection,it ll be in ur users list

  11. VictorGeis
    August 28, 2012 at 5:30 am

    I'm sorry this comment is going to be helpful for you but for people running Macs, there is an app called Little Snitch that tells you if an app is sending information out. It's a nice little catch if someone is running something in the background, sending information out.

    • Foad Adnani
      August 28, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      do yo know software for win !?

  12. Bruce Epper
    August 28, 2012 at 3:55 am

    It would be extremely helpful to know WHERE you are seeing these asterisks. What command or utility are you running to view this (there are hundreds of possibilities and we can't cover them all in a response to something like this).

    • Foad Adnani
      August 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      in process svchost with tcpview so easy but i cant block it

  13. venkatp16
    August 28, 2012 at 2:05 am

    where you are seeing this *??

    • April Eum
      August 28, 2012 at 2:39 am

      can those be asterisk as in someone keylogging/password protecting from intercepting the keylog?

    • Foad Adnani
      August 28, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      have a tcpview from microsoft ... monitor me all port ip in their actions

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