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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by louya, Sep 15, 2003.

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  1. louya

    louya Thread Starter

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    I heard from my gf that a guy is really bothering her. He claimed that he downloaded a software that can spy on her icq, knowing what she is doing.
    My questions are:
    1) What is the solution? Other than getting a new icq number, is there a patch?
    2) What is the software name? I need more information abt it.

    thnx for helping :)
     
  2. RSM123

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    If you believe this to be a credible claim then contact the authorities as soon as possible. I understand ISPs can be somewhat uninterested but there are laws against such activity.
     
  3. Couriant

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    It's possible, though I never came across it. I have heard of people *using a 3rd party program* to see what you are doing. My understanding is that they will need to know the IP address to actually connect to her machine (well, after bypassing all security features). You can do it over a network with a program but again I never seen one for ICQ.

    But like RSM123 said, you can contact the authorities if you suspect any activity.
     
  4. RSM123

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    In the short term you could undertake some basic housekeeping - check her system for viruses here :

    http://housecall.antivirus.com

    And check for trojans here :

    http://www.pcflank.com

    If the system shows up clean - install a firewall from here :

    http://www.free-firewall.org - Either Zone Alarm, Sygate, Tiny or Kerio are all pretty good. If its running correctlky you wil be prompted every time something on the computer tries to access the in ternet - or if the computer is scanned from outside. However many external scans are harmless.

    Keep posting back here if you need to.
     
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