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MSN Sniffer

by sjp1966 / January 24, 2006 6:06 AM PST


I need to monitor some MSN conversations. it is on standalone machine so i need to software to run at startup AND to be totally invisible to the user, ie no system tray, no start icons and nothing in add/remove programs etc.

I can find network sniffers, but they dont seem to work locally properly withouth alerting people to their presence.

can anyone recommend somethign free or shareware to fit this task

i stress
it needs to be local
it needs to be completely invisble to the user
there is only one user ID on the machine
i need to monitor MSN conversations

please help

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I've never found such. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 6:18 AM PST
In reply to: MSN Sniffer

Even the hidden stuff is found out by using a ROOTKIT revealer. Happy hunting.

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still need one
by sjp1966 / January 24, 2006 9:14 PM PST

Basically i am concerened about conversations my daughter maybe having, she would not know how to use a ROOTKIT revealer.

Do you (or anyone) know of a product that fullfills these criterea?

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Today... AV companies are starting to add...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 9:44 PM PST
In reply to: still need one

The rootkit detection in. Some already have. Keyboard loggers are the most common and all were detected.


It's not detectable.


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Not in live chat...
by Melati Hitam / January 24, 2006 9:33 PM PST
In reply to: MSN Sniffer

but a keylogger ... might do the job...

And this type of software (Keylogger) IS a spyware.

and you wouldn't know where it send the log to... (certainly not only to YOU)

Warning: Many freeware/shareware contain Adware and Spyware and possibly a virus/trojan.

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(NT) (NT) BTW, how about MSN Log file itself?
by Melati Hitam / January 24, 2006 9:34 PM PST
In reply to: Not in live chat...
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found something
by sjp1966 / January 25, 2006 2:18 AM PST

she is wise to this and deletes (i think) the conversations. i have downloaded a trial of spy buddy which looks pretty comprehensive

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Just remember the danger of spyware
by Melati Hitam / January 25, 2006 3:45 PM PST
In reply to: found something

it will certainly make your anti virus popping up all the time.

Beside it also can be door to many viruses..

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calculated risk
by sjp1966 / January 25, 2006 6:38 PM PST

yeah i know its risky, this is a retail product though so i am hoping the risk is minimal.

I disable it all and run spyware checks before doing anything sensitive on the machine.

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