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spousal spyware

by millicent2006 / October 19, 2006 5:36 PM PDT

Hi,this is my first posting so should i make a mistake,please tell me! Anyway,lately-i have been hearing and reading a lot of things about spouses installing spyware,ie.keystroke and such on your computer. Is there any way to be able to tell if ANY of such programms has been installed? I don`t think a normal computer "search term" or antivirus will pick those up,so what to do??? How can i find out for sure?
Am i even posting this question in the right forum?
Thank you !!!!

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spousal spyware
by SFAQL / October 19, 2006 7:12 PM PDT
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I'm not telepathic,but I smell a rat here immediately.
In my opinion your own concience is not clear,or you would not be posting on this point.I personally couln't care less if my spouse installed such programmes,so the egg will be on her face when she finds zero.My guess is that if i'm right,you will slip up rather sooner than later.
Doug.

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WTH???
by millicent2006 / October 20, 2006 12:53 AM PDT
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What was that all about??? A rat? My friend and i were talking,this question came up because we had seen lots of ads about this kind of things.Even though he is living in a different house now, he still held a key and she found him one day as she got home doing things on her computer.She told me that she hadn`t changed her passwords yet,assuming that there was no need.
Immediately after this visit her computer started acting strange. She is worried that her conversations and e-mails with her family are being recorded and she is afraid to use her computer now. This is also the reason why I am posting this question,and not her.
We just thought that this might be a possibility and figured there might be a wy to find out,for her own peace of mind. I had no idea that this was so absurd,but thank you for your answer!

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Reply to: WTH???
by SFAQL / October 20, 2006 1:15 AM PDT
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Sorry Millicent2006,I wasn,t aware of the facts,and now I understand where your coming from.Now you have explained it in detail.Please accept my apology.
Doug.

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Spyware scans...
by John.Wilkinson / October 20, 2006 6:30 AM PDT
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Let me start of by saying that there are many different types of monitoring, including a trap (a piece of hardware) that intercepts what you type on the keyboard, a video camera placed that can record what's displayed on your monitor, or software, which may not always be detectable. Software such as Webroot SpySweeper can detect most such spyware, including those protected by rootkits, so it should give you some piece of mind. Ewido is a good complement and available free of charge. It's no absolute but it should give you some piece f mind.

Hope this helps,
John


P.S. I'd start by changing the locks and all passwords if I were her.

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spyware
by millicent2006 / October 20, 2006 8:59 AM PDT
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Thank you so much for your advice,JOHN!
I know she has changed the passwords by now,but the rest,i have to ask her.
However,i will print this out and get this info to her and hope this will help and put her mind at ease.
Again,this was much appreciated!

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