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onlineguy

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I've seen some sites advertising that their 'parental monitoring software' or the likes is undetectable. How is this any different from spyware? Is it really undetectable? Currently I have Norton Internet Security. Also is there anything I can do about other computers on the same network sniffing my activity?
 
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Task manager will show you what processes are running at any given time, if you sift through them looking for any that look suspicious (they usually do)
Superantispyware is good for key loggers and such if you want to download and install it, its a good program to have for general security aswell.
 

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Parental monitoring software is indeed spyware.

However, it is spyware installed with the knowledge and consent of the owner of the computer. This, naturally, makes it fully acceptable.

Now if you are the kid whose parents have installed this, you might not find it acceptable. But, given that your parents have a positive obligation to keep track of what you are up to, I think that probably most people won't care.
 
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Hi onlineguy,

This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team.

Spyware is a type of infection that can overtake your computer. Please see the definition from Symantec below.

What is Spyware?

The Parental Controls feature in Norton Internet Security is called "Norton Online Family" and it is used to monitor, log and restrict access to applications, websites, etc. This feature is very customizable and when it is configured correctly, it will not allow exceptions for the rules that you create. If you are not an Administrator and someone has already configured the Norton Online Family feature to log all traffic, you cannot gain access to change this option.

Thank you,

Mike





I've seen some sites advertising that their 'parental monitoring software' or the likes is undetectable. How is this any different from spyware? Is it really undetectable? Currently I have Norton Internet Security. Also is there anything I can do about other computers on the same network sniffing my activity?
 
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