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Posted 07 May 2013 - 14:09
Posted 07 May 2013 - 14:16
Can anyone recommend a program to detect this kind of software?
I was thinking maybe SuperAntiSpyware would do the trick for the pc but im not sur plus i need software to scan a mac too
reason for the check is because my dad says his computer guy said something about monitoring someone elses computer.
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Checking processes is going to be hard my dad isn't that great wth a computer unless i get him to install teamviwer and i try ad do it my end but with his mac i would be lost.
There is a lot of monitoring software out there typically used by schools / businesses.... but you can typically see the process running and usually can't kill it... so any process you can't kill should be a good place to start. Once i identified such a process I would Google it for more info.
Budman, i dont see how your response helps one bit but to answer your query and to waste both our times i shall respond...
"The guy is nosy and will find out things that he really should not know and has been caught out a few times,"
Then why and the F would you give him your computer? I am at a complete loss to why you would let someone have access to your machine that you did not trust?? If you do not trust him, then WIPE the machine and get someone you trust or do it yourself.
So just because you run software X and it does not find something, does not mean its clean.. Even if you ran software Y, and Z as well - you still could not be 100% sure, etc.
If your concerned that this computer guy installed something - for peace of mind, I would wipe it and find a guy you trust.
Yes i use teamviewer myself and i am asked to type in the other persons ID and Pass which changes every run of the program what he was describing was the darker side of just getting what he wanted.
If it is a legit software like teamviewer or logmein then no antimalware solution will pick it up. There are more than just those two, a lot more, I am just using them as an example of well known remote utilities. Most legit softwares have a icon in the taskbar or information area by the time, there are quite a few that do not. You will see most legit softwares put a uninstall option in add/remove programs or the program manager is they do an install, there are some that do not install anything or are ran via java script and there are no install traces. The ones that do not install are single use and need to run again when someone needs access. Any respectable person or company will use legit software to assist users.
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