Running Windows ME,dial-up,firewall,no frills on the phone except voice mail. How secure am I ? Have reason to believe someone has tried and possibly accessed my computer recently. Can my files be accessed through mirc or the instant messengers such as yahoo and hotmail? I no longer leave my computer on because I have found my computer online a couple of times after I am positive I went offline.If someone gains access to a computer in this manner, how long does it take to get info they are seeking? Sorry so many questions,but I will appreciate any advise. Thanks.