Webcam Surveyor came installed on my laptop

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by javahole, Apr 9, 2014.

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  1. javahole

    javahole Registered Member

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    When i bought this laptop here in asia it came installed with this software ;

    http://www.webcamsurveyor.com/

    Theoretically speaking - is it possible for whoever installed it to spy on you and even your emails ?

    The laptop also came with an AV but that expired after a month if i remember rightly. The new AV i installed picked up something in this software (i'm thinking a hack given my location) and so i quarantined the file.

    Would quaratine the file disable any possibilty of spying on someone ?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    I don't think it would let someone spy on you but its still weird. I am guessing by briefly looking its software to monitor CCTV cameras. I would still download the ISO disc for your chosen operating system and do a fresh install so you know for sure there are not spying software's.
     
  3. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I highly doubt it.
     
  4. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Put a black tape on the camera like I do. Now nobody in China or elsewhere can spy on you. And it cant ever be bypassed ;)
     
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