So, I think I had a virus/hacker on my old laptop and desktop (both are literally dead - can't even turn them on now).
I suspect that a virus/hacker did some stuff and destroyed them. Lots of symptoms like a super slow computer, stuff on my computer desktop that was out of place (deleted or moved), and constant crashes and freezes and bizarre computer messages about issues (at start up and randomly popping up after startup as well) that I had no idea what they meant.
Anyhow, I'm on a new comp and I'm wondering if there really was a hacker in the past whether or not he/she could log into my network if he/she found out my info. in the past and then from there go on to infect/attack my NEW
computer??? My new machine isn't hooked up to my Verizon Wireless network yet. I'm slightly scared and wanted to double-check first, so it's just been running non-internet stuff for my school work right now.
I know the new computer itself won't have a virus and I'm going to install an anti-virus next week. So, it's safe now. But can hackers know your network info and log into it themselves (not through your computer, but through their own...and even if they live far away)?
If so, could a hacker then attack/destroy my new computer? Should I ask Verizon for a new network password? I'm crazy paranoid after getting infected with viruses in the past.