OK. I am somewhat computer literate. My knowledge is mainly self taught which says it all so please bear with me if I mislabel or misconstrue things. My "boyfriend", I believe has installed a program on my laptop that tracks everything I do. I'll try to summarize without leaving out necessary facts. I found a bunch of files in Notepad. These files were txt docs mainly. Also exe. docs and html,jpig,gif....I had never used or even heard of Notepad. I opened these and they are I guess it would be called encrypted. I need to know how to make these readable. I believe I went to C: then Documents and Settings then RILEY GUNZZ....I hadn't made a Riley Gunzz folder? Within this there was OneNote folder which I had also never used. I also believe there are drivers and devices installed on my computer that do not belong as well.
I found a pin drive in our bed one morning. It looked familiar so I plugged it in not knowing that everything on it would transfer to my computer. Sooooo....it seems his personal files as well as ones he had of me transfered to my computer and the "spy" program he installed hacked his files.
I guess the first thing is I would like to decode these txt, gif,htm, exe DAT, files to know what these files and folders contain. Should I attach some??
Second how do I stop this from happening from now forward?? Detect and remove keylogger? I use webroot with antivirus. Plus malwarebytes anti malware, and SUPER antispyware.
Finally, the third and NOT final thing I would like to know is how to read an htm. doc I found on my computer which appears to be "footprints" between him and someone else.
There is so much more here but I need to start somewhere. Hopefully with the help of someone who actually knows what they are looking at, I can sort through this huge mess, both on the computer as well as on a domestic level.
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum, to preclude the need to repost. ~ Animal
Edited by Animal, 07 January 2010 - 04:03 PM.