How can I find out if someone is spying on me?

My friend recently moved in with me and is now sharing my wireless internet which is secure (but I had to share this password with my friend when he moved in). My friend is rarely home but leaves his laptop on (its closed but the lights are flashing on the side so I know its on). I have asked my friend why he leaves his laptop on when he isn't home and his response was that he pays the electric bill so why do I care. I am very suspicious about whether or not he is spying on me with his computer whether it be recording me or through spyware/keylogger programs I need to find a way to protect my information on my computer and find out if he is spying on me or not. Any advice on how I can figure this out and protect my privacy would be greatly appreciated.

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How can I find out if someone is spying on me?

if you whats in the runnin processes of the Task manager.
most( not always) times you can find something there.
what password did you share? you computer or the network?

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Some things which might help..


It might help to..

• Create only one post. Duplicate posts only leads to confusion and a duplication of work for those who wish to help. It's why I'm going to delete your other post. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

• It would also help to know WHY you feel your "so-called" friend is spying on you. We don't need any personal information, only the behavior your system is exhibiting, which leads you to believe it might be compromised.

• What have you tried thus far? In other words, what tools have you utilized?

Have you tried scanning with the basics? Like your anti-virus? Or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and/or SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition? You might also want to give Process Explorer a try, if you haven't done so already. In part, it will show a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts.

You might want to read through some prior threads (where the same question has been asked) found as a result of a forum search.

A couple of examples: How do I tell for sure that I am being spied on?. And how can I tell if someone put a bug to spy on me in my pc?.

There is no such thing as too many details. Help us better help you.

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I see you are already receiving help...


Prior to submitting the above post, I hadn't seen you were also receiving help at the other forum you posted at. Instead of deleting that post, which were my prior intentions, I'm going to lock this one instead.

I posted in that thread, and asked if you would kindly only create one post (at one forum) in the future.

Thanks again for your understanding! And best of luck...


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