Am I being spyed on?

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rocketjacket

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Hi,

I think my ex has been watching things I type on my Macbook pro.
I suspect they have installed software in my mac that somehow sends it to them.

Is there anyway I can find out?

I'm running 10.6.8
 

KoolAid-Drink

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Hi,

I think my ex has been watching things I type on my Macbook pro.
I suspect they have installed software in my mac that somehow sends it to them.

Is there anyway I can find out?

I'm running 10.6.8
Spied*

Go to System Preferences, Users/Accounts, and then Login Items. Then, extensions under /Library and ~Library. Finally, Startup Items under both the ~ and /Library folders.
 

rocketjacket

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Sorry, how do I get to: "extensions under /Library and ~Library. Finally, Startup Items under both the ~ and /Library folder"

ps. special mention to the helpful peanut gallery: AllergyDoc capathy21
 

Wayfarer

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Maybe she just wants your Anaconda.

I suggest you burn bridges and keep your hands clean.
 

yjchua95

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Sorry, how do I get to: "extensions under /Library and ~Library. Finally, Startup Items under both the ~ and /Library folder"

ps. special mention to the helpful peanut gallery: AllergyDoc capathy21
To do this, press Shift+Cmd+G on your keyboard to bring up the window shown in the screenshot attached and type /Library. After that, navigate to the Extensions folder and look for any suspicious extensions.

After that, repeat the process but type ~/Library instead.
 

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simonsi

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Hi,

I think my ex has been watching things I type on my Macbook pro.
I suspect they have installed software in my mac that somehow sends it to them.

Is there anyway I can find out?

I'm running 10.6.8
Install Little Snitch, it will completely block access to your machine, the tell you what apps are asking for outgoing or incoming access connections and you will have to authorize each app and port to connect. Authorizations can be granted until the next restart or forever.

That will soon tell you...
 

MCAsan

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why not just do a new install, use the firewall, use the sandbox, and use a totally new password?

Why care if the ex did? Kill the possibility of it being there now or in the future.
 

rocketjacket

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There are things he knows that I have only either emailed or typed on a doc.
I want some sort of proof he has been stalking me
 

556fmjoe

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There are things he knows that I have only either emailed or typed on a doc.
I want some sort of proof he has been stalking me
Are you sure he didn't just open your email client or word processor while you were away from your computer?
 

roadbloc

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There are things he knows that I have only either emailed or typed on a doc.
I want some sort of proof he has been stalking me
Proof. You're being spied on. Be afraid.

That above is sarcasm by the way. You probably don't have anything to worry about, he probably just read your mail at some point. Change some passwords just to be sure.
 

rocketjacket

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I only need help in finding out if he has and getting evidence to that effect.

Re: preventative help, I have that covered now. Thanks anyway.
 

rocketjacket

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Thank you Qaanol,

I took simonsi advise and installed little snitch.
I am monitoring, watching the processors. In fact have checked all the odd looking processors.

I also took the advice from the KoolAid-Drink the Grammar Nazi, nothing out of the ordinary there either.

& I have MacScan running.

But I am desperate to find evidence.


ps Artimus12, are you so fragile that you cant take a little come back at you?
 

chaofahn

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I haven't the slightest idea when it comes to spyware, but I do know that in my previous workplace, we used to use a program called "TeamViewer" which allowed my workmates to see and even control my computer. See you if you have that installed somewhere.

Otherwise, follow the sage advice of those who know more about this than I! :)
 

LostSoul80

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Thank you Qaanol,

I took simonsi advise and installed little snitch.
I am monitoring, watching the processors. In fact have checked all the odd looking processors.

I also took the advice from the KoolAid-Drink the Grammar Nazi, nothing out of the ordinary there either.

& I have MacScan running.

But I am desperate to find evidence.


ps Artimus12, are you so fragile that you cant take a little come back at you?
Little Snitch is way overkill for something you could have typed in a terminal window.

You should have started the thread with meaningful information, such as: how much time ago has a person you don't trust had administrator access to your computer?
To when can you date back what you regard is one of the first pieces of information that have gotten out of your privacy?
Have you ever had popups of any kind, or random beeps?

Without too many questions... Since you have installed LS, have you noticed outcoming connections coming from applications you know nothing about?

Have a look at /Library/LaunchDaemons/, ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/ and /Library/LaunchAgents/. Notice anything?

You have nothing to worry about. They have gotten their information through other ways.
 

yjchua95

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I haven't the slightest idea when it comes to spyware, but I do know that in my previous workplace, we used to use a program called "TeamViewer" which allowed my workmates to see and even control my computer. See you if you have that installed somewhere.

Otherwise, follow the sage advice of those who know more about this than I! :)
If someone is connecting to your computer via TeamViewer, the user sitting in front of the target computer would know it straight away.

OP, I suggest you go to System Preferences → Sharing and uncheck every single checkbox you see there (refer screenshot. I checked the first 3 because I have several Macs at home connected over a LAN and hence need them, but in your case, you should disable all of them to be safe).
 

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rocketjacket

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Little Snitch is way overkill for something you could have typed in a terminal window.

You should have started the thread with meaningful information, such as: how much time ago has a person you don't trust had administrator access to your computer?
To when can you date back what you regard is one of the first pieces of information that have gotten out of your privacy?
Have you ever had popups of any kind, or random beeps?

Without too many questions... Since you have installed LS, have you noticed outcoming connections coming from applications you know nothing about?

Have a look at /Library/LaunchDaemons/, ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/ and /Library/LaunchAgents/. Notice anything?

You have nothing to worry about. They have gotten their information through other ways.
Not sure how any "meaningful" info will tell you if there is a key logger or the sort. If its overkill using LittleSnitch why get me to use it? How could you possibly know if I have anything to worry about? Pull your head out of that place you have so neatly placed it!

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If someone is connecting to your computer via TeamViewer, the user sitting in front of the target computer would know it straight away.

OP, I suggest you go to System Preferences → Sharing and uncheck every single checkbox you see there (refer screenshot. I checked the first 3 because I have several Macs at home connected over a LAN and hence need them, but in your case, you should disable all of them to be safe).
There is no team viewer
 

duervo

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Not sure how any "meaningful" info will tell you if there is a key logger or the sort. If its overkill using LittleSnitch why get me to use it? How could you possibly know if I have anything to worry about? Pull your head out of that place you have so neatly placed it!
Ouch!

You know I was going to chime in here and try to help, but after seeing this response from you directed at somebody that appeared to be offering sincere help, I have decided against it.

Good luck.
 
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