as i was browsing on my network where i work yesterday, my buddy told me the network admins could browse my computer. i asked him what he was talking about, and he told me what happened to one of our coworkers, j. ie, j was online downloading something and the boss was watching some porn that was on js computer.
unfortunately, i have some “personal” pictures on my computer, and would like to circumvent this. the worst of them, fortunately, are kept in password protected zip files. after i was notified, i created and switched to a windows xp account. the files in question or in unshared folders. norton occasionally popped up with a warning saying “outbound traffic, svchost, port 3” and “outbound traffic, svchost, port 4”.
is there anything i can do to keep people from browsing my files when i log on to the network? what’s the best course of action to take before i get back on the network, and while im on the network?