DETECTING SECRETLY INSTALLED SPYWARE

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Lane, Oct 24, 2003.

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  1. Lane

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    Im not sure if im posting to the appropriate forum Sooooo if im not please advise. Are there any programs that someone can use to detect if another person has installed spyware on a computer. Thanks for ANY and ALL help!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Lane,

    There are several free and good spyware scanners:
    Spybot - Search & Destroy or AdAware to name the most popular ones.
    But, if you suspect someone installed a professional program to spy on you on your computer, you would probably need a more specialized program like SpyCop.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Lane

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    Hello Pieter and thank you for the advice. Do you know this program to be a well respected program for this purpose?
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Lane,

    Nice to see you registered. :)

    I assume you mean SpyCop.
    I never used it myself, but at least two highly respected members of this board do and they like it. Maybe they will jump in.
    It's the one I would use if I suspected something like that, but maybe others will have a different choice for you.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. Q Section

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    Hello Lane

    By the way - Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware are both free.

    Use these both at least and let us know what you found out.

    Best wishes
     
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    Of course Pete (spy1) is one of those "highly respected members" mentioned above. :cool:
     
  8. srfox

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    Question Lane; Are you trying to find spyware installed on your computer or someone else's computer or a public computer?
     
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