I have long had a feeling that I am not the only one who is using my PC, even though I live alone and am doing my very best to keep hackers out.
I keep coming online to find that other pages than the ones I have visited have been opened in my browser, and I get messages telling me something with this meaning: "Are you sure you want to lock out? Someone else is using the computer? Maybe you should set up another network so the other person can use the computer undisturbed", or: "Somebody else is using your browser, are you sure you want to lock it down?" (these are not the exact wordings of the messages, just my way of referring their meaning).
Today I locked in and found a message from Zone Alarm telling me that it has detected a new network, either to the internet or to another computer.
The IP address - though it resembles IP addresses I have had - I believe is new.
When trying to find out what the new network is, the only thing I could find was that a printer had been added (there is no printer added to my computer, which can be confirmed elsewhere in the system).
I'm confused and don't know how to deal with this 'New Network Addition' thing.
It seems I have two options: 1. - Let it run on it's own, and 2. - Allow it into my trusted zone.
Edit: Oh yes, and a third option; 3. -Chose either of the first two options, plus Give the New Network a name.
The latter won't happen, of course, but I also do not want to just let it be ... unless I have misunderstood the whole thing and new networks are added all the time and it's totally normal (only I never knew this ... and never had it happen before for some reason?).
Can somebody advice me?
Please excuse my messy explanation above. I'm not IT schooled and fairly new with doing anything except running the antivirus and firewall programs.
Ps. I don't have the identity protection version installed because I couldn't afford it.