People can spy on my mac...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by cheetahcheetah, May 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have had a 'friend' send me screen shots of my computers current activity as well as mock things I have said in conversations on facebook. (I believe he/they can even hear the audio I am currently listening to or playing. 'Believe' being the wrong word seeing that i know they can.)

    Multiple people are in on this and all are viewing my computer on some sort of site...

    I have known for quite sometime I am being spied on but haven't cared much until recently because it is starting to jeopardize my work.

    Please help. Again, this is a factual.
     
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    miles01110

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    Disconnect from the internet.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    heres screens of my activity monitor. Im a big time newb when it comes to tech things. Can you spot anything out of the ordinary?

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    rdowns

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    It's bad enough I have to see you post this a dozen or so times a day but three times in one thread????
     
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    error of finger input


     
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    that's a nice shirt your'e wearing ... blue is your best color
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry about that. I've also already looked through my sharing options on my Mac and that doesnt seem to be the root of the problem. Thanks again.

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    What is the URL to that site?
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dunno. Thats none of my concern. I just want to get the **** off finally. Ideas? Do you see anything out of the ordinary in the Activity Monitor screen shots?
     
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    There was this qmasterd I didn't know about, but then google told me it has something to do with the Compressor app. Do you use it?

    Your best bet would be to back up your files on an external hard drive (and only your files, not the system files), erase and install, and then copy everything back.
     
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    maflynn

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    If you have a wireless router, is it open or do you have security on it. Add/change the WPA password

    Make sure you have sharing/remote login preferences turned off and the firewall turned on.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the WPA password has been changed. I have all sharing options turned off. Firewall on and all that good stuff. The trouble is locating the spyware. Someone has that has used this **** has to know how to locate it. Anything out of the ordinary in the Activity Monitor Screens?
     
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    torbjoern

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    Do you have Back-to-My-Mac activated?
     
  15. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im not exactly sure what that is but i doubt it. If thats the Mac equivalent of system restore on a PC then no.
     
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    Its a apple program that lets you control your mac from somewhere else. Its nothing like system restore.

    There is nothing that looks suspicious in your activity monitor. I have to agree i think the best thing to do is reinstall OSX. Someone has obviously been on your mac and installed some sort of remote monitoring software on it. There are unfortunatly many possibilities so simply because we might have used it before, its hard to say what one you are dealing with.
     
  17. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is there anyway to restore the system without deleting certain things from it? Say my version of LogicPro... I no longer have the installation disc for the program.

    Also. Is there anyway to view a list of ALL CONTENT added to the machine in chronological order? This may help me find the bug seeing that i know around what time it was placed.
     
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    /Applications/Utilities/System Info. You can see all applications on your system in there, and sort them by modification date.
     
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    Mackeeper helper....thats suspicious. It's not the cause but it should not be there.

    back up your things manually while offline. Do not use time machine! reinstall the OS and all security updates. Reinstall your apps manually, then copy back your things.

    As for logic pro, assuming this is legally purchased, contact support. They should be able to help you prove you bought it and send you new media for a lower cost than a new license. If you did pirate it, this is likely your fault. Pirated software comes with all sorts of bad stuff bundled in it.
     
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    You know the original thread was from 2011, right?
     
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    I do now
     

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