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Detecting email monitoring spyware

by lomillialor / September 18, 2009 4:15 AM PDT

I think someone has installed email monitoring/spying software on my laptop while I was not in the room and while my laptop was running and logged-on. This person once told me they had such software, and now I am fairly sure my emails are being spied on (though not on my laptop).

Which products are best at detecting and removing such malware?

My norton security s/w and webroot do not detect anything suspicious.

I have done considerable google'ing on this issue without finding any product that is good at this specific threat.

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2009 5:38 AM PDT

Email via SMTP, POP3 is in plain text. So as it flies from your internet mail server to your machine, any human armed with a PACKET SNIFFER can read your email.

Nothing new here. I think back in 1998 I demo'd this. Remember that you should treat email like a POST CARD. Anyone can read it.

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by lomillialor / September 18, 2009 12:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Just so you know.

I was indeed aware of that issue. But I don't think this person is sophisticated enough to know how to sniff email like that. Rather, I suspect he's installed some spyware on my laptop whilst I was not looking. I need to find a product to detect and remove that software. Thanks.

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At the top of this forum
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2009 1:13 PM PDT
In reply to: Bob

And in many replies you see the titles repeating over and over. MBAM, SAS and more. Try the usuals.

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