Jump to content

If I get a keylogger?


Bluerose

Recommended Posts

When I logined to my gmail account last night, something popped up showing that my account was logined in some other places. I suspect that my computer was installed with some kind of spy software, trying to peep into my files. For personal reasons, I have several people have access to my computer. I've ever heard that there are some kinds of spy software which are said to be undetectable, like the remote desktop spy software. Is it true? And how can I tell if my computer the spy software?

Link to post
Share on other sites

You can try to run anti-virus software and check processes.

If its a rootkit, it is going to be difficult to detect.

Once a system is compromised, it can no longer be trusted.

Safest way is to re-install.

Do not let people use your computer, especially not with administrator/superuser privileges.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Administrator

When I logined to my gmail account last night, something popped up showing that my account was logined in some other places. I suspect that my computer was installed with some kind of spy software, trying to peep into my files. For personal reasons, I have several people have access to my computer. I've ever heard that there are some kinds of spy software which are said to be undetectable, like the remote desktop spy software. Is it true? And how can I tell if my computer the spy software?

I'd recommend getting the Anti-Malware Toolkit and checking for malware on your computer.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

I would recommend a full format and reinstall to be absolutely certain your system is safe. Remember that avoiding viruses and malware is 99% common sense and 1% antivirus, and you don't know what the other users do or consider good practice. Set up a guest account or a regular user account for other people to use; in many cases the default account on Windows/Mac OS X is a full administrator.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...