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How to remove a keyboard tracker

by powersnips / June 2, 2012 9:31 PM PDT

If I wipe my computer clean and reload it. Would this action remove the the software and if it did would it reload when I back up from my external hard drive.
Is there any way of finding it.
And is it possible for someone to have put hardware keyboard tracking into my macbook air when they were supposedly fixing it.
Looking forward for a response on this.

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Formatting the HD will remove everything,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 2, 2012 11:32 PM PDT

Restoring from a Time Machine backup would probably put this suspected keyboard tracker back on the MBA.

What makes you think that there is a tracker installed on your machine?


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How to remove a keyboard tracker
by powersnips / June 4, 2012 1:21 PM PDT

I have had the main strength of a patent swindled from me.
My work place has been broken into countless of times, and it is hard to perform security when they removed the wall of the building to gain entry and without stealing any major amounts of stock with up to $50,000 worth, that one man could haves moved in 15 minutes.
My PC was taken control of remotely and the only data that was attacked was to do with the business.
So I went Mac, and pleased with that hard decision. I have now found from one of my distributors that the patent thieves have tried to even undermine my Australian patent and released information to them that no one knows except this MBA.
Is there any way of finding the keyboard logger software on this MBA it has to be some where.

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Take off all your business relatated data and
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 4, 2012 9:53 PM PDT

format the drive.
Reinstall the OS and then put back your business data.

Do NOT use the Time Machine backup to restore your data.

Do NOT leave the MBA at your work place. It should go home with you.

Do NOT run your Time Machine backup at work. Do it at home.

Get a good safe for the Office and the House.

Unlikely that you will be able to find the key logger with anything available.

Backup, (not Time Machine) re-install and restore.


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Can the key logger run without the activity monitor noticing
by powersnips / June 6, 2012 7:42 PM PDT

I find it hard to comprehend that something can run, use power and not be noticed unless it is hidden in something else.

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A great deal of stuff is running on your Mac
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 6, 2012 9:58 PM PDT

without being noticed.

Do you know what you are looking for?

I doubt the Activity Monitor would have a line marked ILLEGAL KEYSTROKE LOGGER.


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Thats what I meant, hidden as something else.
by powersnips / June 6, 2012 11:50 PM PDT

A geek clever enough to hide it and I need a geek to seek it.
Anyway I will follow your previous advice.
Thank you for you help.

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