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How to discover if you personal computer has been monitered or hacked?


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bumblebee224

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I was wondering how I could discover if my computer is being 'monitered' or hacked into by an outside party?
I have a sneaking suspicion that it has been, but no idea how to go about finding out. Can I take it into a computer repair place or is there any way of discovering it myself?
Also, if it has been hacked or watched, what legal rights do I have?
Thanks :
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Dakeyras

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. :)

If you suspect your machine has been compromised, please read the below and follow the advice:-

Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide
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Thanks for the reply.
I have cleaned out my computer the best I could but still have suspicions that it is being monitered, not because it is necessarily playing up or has any faults, but for other reasons.
Legally, can people do this?
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Hi bumblebee224:

Just read and follow Dakeyras's advise in Post #2

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Hi bumblebee224:

Just read and follow Dakeyras's advise in Post #2

This is exactly what you need to do as this part of the forum does not deal with this/these types of issues, thank you. :)
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You could always use a command prompt command (I forget which one) to monitor and save a logfile to your desktop of all your network connections overnight. That should confirm if you see an IP you are unfamiliar with whether you are being watched or not.
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