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sara999

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hi,

i need some help from any 'hacking' experts please.
i was chatting to my fiance on msn for a few months but then we split up- and i deleted him as a friend on msn. recently i started checking his msn profile- his 'updates' are public , like whos hes added as friends, or his status changes. as i did this he has privatised his account, and im not sure its a coincidence.
when we chatted on msn we sent each other pics,later he said that he could access my files on my laptop beacuse of 'cookies' or somthing to do with the fact that we'd sent each other files/ pictures on msn.
basically my question is this- is he right? can he actually check whats on my laptop from where he is (other side of the world)? also can he see what im doing on my laptop? has he hacked into my computer? like can he see that ive been checking his msn profile out?

by the way- computer programming is his speciality- he is a computer geek and his job is to make programmes and software for schools in the country he is in.

i know it sounds pathetic and most of you will think its a waste of time, but im anxious to know the answers to the above questions so please help. Thank you
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devper94

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It is hard to infect you with a picture, unless he uses a Windows or application vulnerability or does something like sending you an executable containing malware.
He can disguise a program by sending a file with a name like "image.jpg-facebook.com". Take note of the ".com" extension, which denotes a program, NOT a picture.

It is possible that he has installed some sort of backdoor into it.
If you are afraid, seek help at the Malware forum. The experts there will sort this out for you.
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There is no way to be sure unless you go through the malware forum. He could have installed a back door program, or hacked it. He could also have remote control over it.

I suggest you go to the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post the reguested logs in THAT forum. If you are unable to run any of the tools then start a new topic in the malware forum and put this in the subject line...I am unable to run any malware tools

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

Add a link to this topic so that malware tech can see what steps have been taken here
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Well, from the hacking side of things, I most likely suspect he got your IP address from the picture you sent him. That was primarily the only purpose he used for using MSN. Once he had that, he most likely scanned your ports and found an exploit in. So it is technically possible, but I am not sure about "cookies".
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