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  • in attempt to accelerate transfer between my 2 computers a suggestion to install windows remote assistance APPEARED [XPV358FBSJ5], ostensibly to assist in setting up the linkage.  ; ALL FILES IMMEDIATELY TRANSFERED FROM ONE COMPUTER TO THE OTHER.  Other attempts, e.g., to printers were also in process of NET setup.  QUESTION: Who or what was XPV5358FBSJ5?  Was that a legit msft assist or was it a spoof where-in I was hacked?  Some files like phone lists were in formats that I never used, e.g., "Access". What is suggested, change network discovery, file and printer sharing, public folder sharing, etc. This is serious to me; please answer [from MSFT] IF POSSIBLE. The words 'give your helper the invitation file and password" came along with the invite.
    • Edited by traystann Saturday, November 9, 2013 11:16 PM
    Saturday, November 9, 2013 11:12 PM