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WhatsStrength
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:58 PM

Geek Squad is a computer repair service that runs through Best Buy. I just handed over my laptop to them for repair and it will shipped to some facility. Apparently they needed my password to get onto my computer account. They asked if I had backed up my hdd and I said no. So basically, what this tells me is that at some point they're going to be looking at the sh*t I have on my computer. I do have some stuff I'd rather keep private, namely porn and some messed-up pics from /b/, but I also have uTorrent and a bunch of sh*t I've downloaded using it.

Are they going to find out about all of this? If they do, am I f*cked?

If they do look at my sh*t and try to get me in trouble, can I take legal action against them?

btw, all that needs to be repaired is the charger port, which came loose.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:04 AM

You dont need to share if you downloaded warez from utorrent. Its illegal. So if you get into trouble from them, its your problem. Who do you think the judge would fine more? A pirate, or someone who invaded your privacy? Lol im sure the pirate.

EDIT: But if say by chance.. you have porn of yourself on there, and they "leak" it, you CAN sue them.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:17 AM

unless youve been into the CP youre not going to get in trouble for anything they find, and if you have been you deserve to get caught!

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:19 AM

QUOTE (OnePiece @ Wednesday, Feb 29 2012, 19:17)
unless youve been into the CP youre not going to get in trouble for anything they find, and if you have been you deserve to get caught!

no cp, i'm messed-up, but not that messed up.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:27 AM

I worked with Dixons Retail (PC World) as a Tech Guy doing basically the same thing. Now legally they're only allowed to look at what is needed to get the job done, in this case, just your desktop after the motherboard's replaced to ensure it's working.

They no doubt will have a snoop around though, I used to, amusing to see what some folk keep on their laptops these days (seriously, wouldn't you look? Wouldn't you just be a tad curious?)

The ace you have though is they can't do anything with this information. They can't take you to court for illegal downloads, nothing of that sort. Because, they shouldn't be looking in the first place.

It was actually a 'Tech Guy' that apparently uncovered Mr Glitter and all his fiasco's, the guys lost his job cause of it. So I wouldn't worry about it too much, you'll get your motherboard replaced, but there is a 60-80% chance that during this process they'll wipe your hard drive.

So be prepared lol.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:49 AM

QUOTE (ccrogers15 @ Thursday, Mar 1 2012, 00:04)
You dont need to share if you downloaded warez from utorrent.

You can't download from it, you download via it. It is a peer 2 peer program.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:06 AM

QUOTE (whatsstrength @ Wednesday, Feb 29 2012, 19:19)
QUOTE (OnePiece @ Wednesday, Feb 29 2012, 19:17)
unless youve been into the CP youre not going to get in trouble for anything they find, and if you have been you deserve to get caught!

no cp, i'm messed-up, but not that messed up.

Then you're good.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:15 AM

QUOTE (vertical limit @ Thursday, Mar 1 2012, 00:49)
QUOTE (ccrogers15 @ Thursday, Mar 1 2012, 00:04)
You dont need to share if you downloaded warez from utorrent.

You can't download from it, you download via it. It is a peer 2 peer program.

Either way, he still pirated.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:23 AM

QUOTE (ccrogers15 @ Wednesday, Feb 29 2012, 19:04)
Who do you think the judge would fine more? A pirate, or someone who invaded your privacy? Lol im sure the pirate.

EDIT: But if say by chance.. you have porn of yourself on there, and they "leak" it, you CAN sue them.

Not sure if sarcastic, or retarded.

The guys working for geek squad don't give a sh*t if you pirate software, chances are they're running pirated software at home themselves.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:54 AM Edited by Slamman, 01 March 2012 - 01:59 AM.

I just won't ever be going to Geek Squad for any assistance again, I used them in the past, first two computers, that I remember specifics, I got further on my own and you guys would be quick to denounce what I can do on my own, but I'm much more confident then having to pay GS to do the same task! hahaha

You ever heard of USB flash storage, or burning a DVD or CD data disk? If not, problem solved...for future reference.
Don't hand over private HDD data, it's like using a credit card in public, any risk is there, and Best Buy isn't above scrutiny themselves, They've used questionable media obtained to use for their software tools!

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:45 AM Edited by finn4life, 01 March 2012 - 09:48 AM.

Good chance your HDD will be wiped, and don;t worry about them seeing your stuff, its just a laugh for them.

One of my buddies had his laptop repaired by harvey norman because it stopped working after about a week, they wiped everything on the drive and on the desktop they had a donkey porn video.

Whether it was his or the guys at harvey norman did it, either way it's hilarious.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:38 PM Edited by Wolf68k, 02 March 2012 - 03:35 PM.

Your first mistake was taking it to Geek Squad.
As for the porn, as long as it's not kiddie porn you'll be ok.
To the piracy, I have yet to hear or read of a case where someone was actually arrested for having pirated software on their computer. However Geek Squad was sued by a company for using pirated software several years ago, but that's a different story.

For your porn, as long as it's not on the desktop or some place else that obvious and easy for them to find, like in this sting, then you should be ok from them not finding it but that doesn't mean they might not snoop anyway.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

As more comic relief, I brought my computer to CompUSA way back when, it still had an adult screensaver backdrop! I had forgotten to swap that out!

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:52 AM Edited by nightwalker83, 07 March 2012 - 01:54 AM.

@OP, As long as it is NOT child porn you should be ok. Also, not everything on the torrents are illegal although most are.

Edit:

Beaten by Work about the porn issue.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:58 AM Edited by Slamman, 07 March 2012 - 05:05 AM.

You all likely think I've got child porn on my PC, since I'm an elder here, eh? WELL, THINK AGAIN! haha

@Moonshield, This is comic relief, just a joke, but then, the Geeksquad are a joke, hope no one was serious about taking their computer there. Even I learned the hard way




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