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4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 08:46 AM
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Need some help computer geeks
How can I tell if someone else has been able to view when I am on my computer?? I have a firewall that I hope would protect me but I am being bothered by a rightwing pest..
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 08:49 AM
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1. View what?
I'm not sure what you are talking about. How are you being bothered?
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4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 09:00 AM
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3. Let's try this again
Edited on Sun Aug-05-07 09:00 AM by 4dsc
Is someone able to view what I'm typing on my computer??

I received an unsolicited email that stated:

Your username is: D****, and your password is 9e84a28db2

I clicked on the link from that website and now this person seems to be following me around the internet.. Is that possible??
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 09:10 AM
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4. Yeah.. If someone got you to install a keystroke logging program on your computer.
Was that user/password info correct?

If you just click on any random link someone sends you the odds are pretty good that some malicious software has been installed on your computer. Don't open random emails.

How are they following you around? What exactly are they doing?
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4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 09:41 AM
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5. No it wasn't
This information came to me from a website that I had previously posted to and it was totally unsolicited!! SO no the information was not correct..

Yes I did click on the link..

I have Window's XP with firewall..

This person has been able to change information on another account..

How do I find out if any malicious software has been added to my computer??


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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 10:00 AM
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6. Ad-aware, spybot search and destroy, ccleaner...
3 good apps.

XP's built-in firewall is garbage and not recommended for use. By many. :(
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4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 10:05 AM
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7. I have adware
Should I buy their upgrade??
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 08:58 AM
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2. Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 - has a great internet firewall.
If you use broadband, the router should have a firewall in it, but its capabilities are comparatively limited to the features in a software based firewall, such as Kaspersky's offering...

They are highly rated as a company, and update their antivirus definitions frequently per day.
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