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Hello (if anyone reads this)......I'm wondering if anyone can give me a little help... I do believe my brother (bless his nosey heart) has installed some sort of keystroke recorder on my computer. I asked him to install it on my 13 year old sons computer so I could monitor what sites he visits however, I think my brother maybe took it upon himself to install it on MY computer.. What can I say ? He's not one for respecting peoples privacy... How can I find out if he does have some sort of keystroke recorder installed on my computer. Please keep in mind, I am a computer idiot. I can turn a computer on and off, and not much more. I understand very little computer lingo. I did download something called "Spybot" and ran it, It's giving me a list of names that I have no idea what they are....Like "AdRevolver" "Zedo" "Wildclick"....and about 25 other names.... Could one of these be something he installed ??? So my question is..... Can I find out if my brothers spying ?

Thanks for any help, it SURE will be appreciated...

Wittlewabbitfufu@aol.com

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Your situation is more suited for the Viruses & Spyware forum. You'll get better help there than here. And ya might want to get rid of your email in your post, lest you be assaulted by spam. ;)

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:wp:

 

 

How to detect a Keylogger

 

* Check the task list by press ctrl+alt+del in windows. Examine all the tasks running, if you unsure of a task look it up on a search engine.

* Use the system configuration utility to determine which task are loaded at start-up (type "msconfig" in the run box to start).

* Run your antivirus checker, it's possible this will pick up the Keylogger on your system.

* Scan your hard disk for the most recent files stored. Look at the contents of any files continually updating (these might be logs).

* Download a specific keylogger detector program, and see if it detects anything.

* Run Spybot S&D, this program checks for some known keyloggers

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Says you who wants to monitor your son's web surfing?

 

with regards

 

More parents should do exactly that. To compare monitoring your child, which is not only not only the right thing to do, but is in fact an obligation with an adult monitoring another adult is absurd. If I felt the need to do that with any of my kids I would not hesitate to do so.

 

Mark

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Then I assume you wouldn't mind if someone wiretapped you? I would go on a rant about how what you said is incredibly fascist, but I'll save that for PD.

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Then I assume you wouldn't mind if someone wiretapped you? I would go on a rant about how what you said is incredibly fascist, but I'll save that for PD.

 

When it comes to kids, it's a parents job to be in their business. I have 5 children and have always closely monitored their browsing habits. Any less would be irresponsible.

 

Mark

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Why bother letting them have internet access if you're just going to be spying on them? There's a difference between "being in their business", and paranoia. Monitoring your child's every move is paranoia.

 

Then again, I am of "Generation Y", and I believe I have a right to privacy, so my issue just boils down to conflicts of interest...

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Why bother letting them have internet access if you're just going to be spying on them? There's a difference between "being in their business", and paranoia. Monitoring your child's every move is paranoia.

 

Then again, I am of "Generation Y", and I believe I have a right to privacy, so my issue just boils down to conflicts of interest...

 

It's not paranoia. It's protection, caring, and responsibility. It's the same as asking your kid's where they are going, who are they going to be with. I don't monitor every move, I just monitor to see how much more monitoring is required.

 

Mark

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There's a big difference between monitoring someone's keystrokes and seeing what websites they're visiting. Regardless, you should be able to talk to your kids and tell them what you think they should and shouldn't be visiting; if you can't trust them then that's a problem that lies beyond the world of computers and internet.

 

with regards

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Trust has nothing to do with it. I can tell I'm beating a dead horse here. Either you get it or you don't.

 

Mark

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champion_munch your personnel opinion wasn't asked for this person came here for help on a specific problem not for lessons on how they bring up their kids.

 

markcynt do what brandon suggested in his first post start a topic in Viruses & Spyware forum and also edit your first post and delete the last line. :b33r:

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markcynt do what brandon suggested in his first post start a topic in Viruses & Spyware forum and also edit your first post and delete the last line.

Don't you mean wittlewabbitfufu?

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Fair enough terry, my apologies wittlewabbitfufu and markcynt.

 

with regards

 

Apology not necessary. We just see things differently.

 

Mark

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Then I assume you wouldn't mind if someone wiretapped you? I would go on a rant about how what you said is incredibly fascist, but I'll save that for PD.

Schools and business track too, Why? because it's their computers. If it's your pc and the kids are using it then you have an obligation to track what they do with it

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I honestly don't feel I'm a hypocrite. First of all, I'm not "spying" on my son...He KNOWS that there is a keystroke program on his computer, He knows each night I get a report as to where he's gone. But, I've got to agree with Mark, just handing the internet over to a child is irresponsible. I know not everyone will agree with me but I feel at 13, I'm not going to give my son 100% privacy...Heck No !! Don't you think it's parents who give their kids full privacy are the parents who find out their teen daughter is pregnant, never even knowing she's been sexually active ? You might say, well if you have an open honest relationship with your kids, they will tell you stuff like that....Nahhhh, not true ! Not always, I'm not willing to let my kids be one of the kids who ends up a teen father, a drug addict, a school skipper etc... My son will not have a lock on his door, I will call ahead to a friends parent to make sure he's there like he's supposed to be, he will keep his door open when his friends come over... I think to give a child full privacy is ASKING for trouble. I will say I learned about internet privacy the hard way. I did give my son full access on the computer, trusting he would use good judgement, just to find out later he had gotten porno pop-ups and clicked on them. I was horrified to see the photos his young eyes witnessed, truly truly vulgar. At first I was angry at HIM but then I realized I should be angry at MYSELF,,,, I would never give my son a loaded gun and tell him to be responsible with it, What teen boy is not going to stare at a porno pop up, telling him with just the click of his mouse he can see "girls gone wild"...I mean,,,seriously,,,what boy is going to say to himself "Uttt Ohh, that would be naughty".... Now that my son knows he's being monitored, he uses better judgement.. But even after all that is said and done, I would still not feel bad if I put the keystroke logger on his computer without his knowledge, IN MY OPINION, "PRIVACY"..."total privacy" is for ADULTS...

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markcynt do what brandon suggested in his first post start a topic in Viruses & Spyware forum and also edit your first post and delete the last line.

 

Don't you mean wittlewabbitfufu?

 

 

yes i did :blushing:

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Yes...what a way to get off the topic LOL

Thank you for the advice...I'm definatly going to try and find out if my brothers got a keystroke logger installed on my computer, I'll look into this further with the advice given me. Thanks for taking the time to reply....I feel VERY uncomfortable at my computer these days not knowing if he's nosing around or not....Heck, if a keystroke logger is what I think it is....then he will see everything I typed here....RIGHT ??? Well then he'd know I'm onto him...right ??? LOL.... Ok, if so... "ERIC, tah tah shame on you !!" ~hehehehehe~

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