Alright, so here’s the rundown:
Around a month or two ago, I realized that my laptop didn’t have enough power, but my desltop was fine. I decided if I could remote access my desktop from anywhere, then I would have power and portability. So, my naive self opened up port 3389 to the internet from my network and happily used it for a while. Later I noticed that random ports started to be opened in my network. Now, my computer is constantly signing out as if someone else is remotely accessing it and when I open it, there are new programs open that I did not open. This has led me to conclude that I have been hacked. I ran
netstat -ano and saw that there was many connections to my computer, but I did not know what to do with that information.
I was wondering if any of you security experts could help me out with that. I am sort of worried and have become paranoid.
If it is possible, I just want to disable all port forwarding on my network/
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