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  1. quietgirl

    quietgirl Thread Starter

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    Hi not sure I posted in right place but.... is there a way my husband can be spying on me? We share same computer...I have my own user he has his..but he has access to my user too. I tried a spy ware thingy once to see if it would work and I could see all my passwords n stuff .. and where i went and convos i had..now can he do the same and not me knowing? Or do the spyware programs detect that?Help ty
     
  2. Scorpion

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    Most anti-spyware programs like SpybotS&D will discover 'keylogger' type programs and remove them. However, there are other ways he could be doing it, especially if he is Administrator on the machine.

    For instance, if Spybot discovers a keylogger, and removes it, obviously it wont work, and he will know...and then, if he figures out how it was disabled, he could tell spybot to ignore it next time....etc etc etc.

    To be honest, in that sort of environment, unlesss you know exactly what you are doing, there is no chance of completley covering your tracks...cookies, sites visited...etc etc. If you are Admin on the machine, you could of course restrict his access to certain logs and files....but even then, no guarantees. Fir instance, there are keyloggers that can be put on the cable of the keyboard....etc etc.

    Sorry, but unless you have your own computer, or use other ways of securing your information.....well, he can probably access it all. I know that if I wanted to spy on my wife, even though she has her own machine, I could do it easily, and she'd be none the wiser. You might want to read up and research security and privacy etc on the web.

    Scorp.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    The short answer is clearly yes, if he has admin access, he can access anything on the machine. The only real solution to this issue is to encrypt the files/folders.
     
  4. quietgirl

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    and how u go about encrypting file/folders?
     
  5. quietgirl

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    plus do u have any links that are good spyware programs i can use to scan with that might find anythingA? I have the spybot s&d i think...
     
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    Sorry to say that you won't find spyware programs too useful. For example SIW is a small utility that tells you about the hardware and software on a computer, it can also reveal passwords for various items. Its not something any anti-virus, anti-spyware, or anti-trojan program would ever find. There's also utilities that can record activities or monitor your screen that aren't detected either because they are not malicous excpet when one uses them that way.

    The really solution here is a trust issue.
     
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    another "program" will solve your problem for sure!
    it's called a divorce. You must be doing something wrong if your worried about him spying.
     
  9. PODNickerz

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    Umm are you using your account to post on this forum?
    Then ur husband may already know what you are trying to do ? :O
     
  10. DoubleHelix

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    If he has admin access and finds out you encrypted files, he can just delete them.
     
  11. quietgirl

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    Talk about getting out of hand ppl..my goodness. ALL I did was ask question..thought u guys were to help ppl on the net with there problems not try solve or put down personal problems they may have that u dont know anything about.
     
  12. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    OK, I've deleted all the off-topic posts from the thread, and I'm expecting no more to appear. We do have the vacation option for folks that insist on continuing to post off-topic. We normally are really better behaved here.

    If you guys want to debate marriage, I suggest Civil Debate, not the technical forums.
     
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