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I'm Being Spyed On


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#1 emm

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 09:40 PM

I need some help and advice please...

I talk to my boyfriend on Yahoo, but the problem is he always knows when I am online and it has really started to annoy me.

I'm sure (I hope lol) that there is someone out there who can tell me how he does this and how I can stop it.

As you can probably guess, I'm no computer whizz, so please be gentle with me

Cheers

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 09:43 PM

lol Go into settings and sign up as "Invisible". If you arent' talking to him or if you dn't want him to know you are on line he will not see that you are line.

Edited by sherrymyra, 27 December 2005 - 09:47 PM.


#3 emm

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 09:57 PM

When I start my pc up, my Yahoo comes on as 'Invisible to Everyone', so I appear offline to him. Even when I chat to him I don't bother changing my status to 'Online', but he still knows how long I've been on my pc and until what time.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 10:05 PM

Sounds like a keylogger or something simular has been installed on your computer. Go here to do a scan -- http://www.ewido.net/en/
Fix everything it finds.

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 02:47 AM

Have edwido alas (and everything else - as long as it's free - i've got it). Scanned in Safe Mode etc etc and zapped anything that wasn't supposed to be there.

But he STILL knows when I come online - arghhhhh (runs off screaming)

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 03:06 AM

Just to get an indication of what he's capable of... how good is he with computers?

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 03:33 AM

oops

Edited by catweazle, 28 December 2005 - 03:41 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2005 - 03:35 AM

Don't use yahoo so i know very little about it, did a google for your problem and there seem to be a number of ways you can tell if someone is "invisible", hope this helps.

PS, doubleclick on an option, then manually scroll down to it.

http://yahoo-messenger-invisible.ikitek.com/

Edited by catweazle, 28 December 2005 - 03:36 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2005 - 05:36 AM

as long as it's free - i've got it


Not everything that's free is beneficial to your system. See the BC compendium of Recommended Freeware for software which is known and trusted by our members.

Try some online scans:
Online trojan scanner: http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/

and a couple of these:
Here are some links to free online Anti-Virus scans. They do take some time to load and run and in some cases you can only use Internet Explorer, with ActiveX enabled, to access them but they are an excellent support for your existing anti-virus program.

Panda Active Scan online - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
Internet Explorer only. Requires email address. Requires Active-X components to be installed. Approx 12MB download.

BitDefender online scan - http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php
Internet Explorer only. Must agree to a EULA. Need to allow installation of an Active X component.Some of the options are not clearly explained.

McAfee online scan - http://www.pcpitstop.com/freescan/

Security Advisor (?) - http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

Trend Micro Housecall - http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/enterprise...call_launch.php
(European version, supports Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox and Opera)
or http://housecall.antivirus.com/ (IE only)

Kaspersky - http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus
Link to 'Online Scan' at the top rhs of the page. Requires IE and Active-X components.
"does not scan RAM, boot sectors and MBRs, so it cannot detect malicious code located in these areas."

hth :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 05:44 AM

Well, try to go to Messenger->preferences (Ctrl+Shift+P)
goto Privacy and uncheck "ALLOW YAHOO! WEBSITES TO SHOW WHEN I AM ONLINE" and apply.

there may be another ways to find out whether someone is online, but if this is the one he is using to track you then i hope this will help.

God bless you :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 07:59 AM

Yahoo Messenger Abuse Report Form

Protecting Your Privacy / Overview

Allow Yahoo! web sites to show when I am online—You can uncheck this option on the Privacy pane of the Yahoo! Messenger Preferences window to prevent other users from discovering your true status. When this option is enabled, other users can view your profile, Yahoo! 360°, or other pages and see that you are actually online.

Tip: Other Messenger users can communicate with you, even when you appear offline. You can see, and possibly hear, the communication unless you put them on your Ignore List. Those contacts, however, do see your status as offline, and a note appears in their IM window stating that you are offline.


Protecting Your Privacy / Changing Your Stealth Setting

Protecting Your Privacy / Ignoring a Contact
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Posted 28 December 2005 - 11:26 AM

simple, sign into YIM, making sure that the "invisible" box is checked, (this allows you to remain invisible until they search for you) then on you "friends' "others" "family" lists, left click the little "triangle" next to that list, then a menu should appear, on the bottom click on "Stealth Settings" then it should bring you up to three stealth settings, one is online, one is offline, the other is permently offline....i choose permently. that will make you show as permently offline not only on the YIM but in thier address books of Yahoo Mail as well. Just clicking the invisble button only shows you as invisible to others on YIM at that time, but in the Yahoo address books of Yahoo Mail, it will show you as online when ever you sign in, that is how he/she always knows. the stealth settings stealth you on all yahoo networks.
hope this helps :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 03:51 PM

Hi Guys (and Gals),

Many thanks for your help... it seems to be working so far - fingers crossed lol

Gold Star to you all for your efforts

I've unchecked the 'Allow Yahoo! web sites to show when I am online'

Had a look at this - like it :thumbsup: http://yahoo-messenger-invisible.ikitek.com/

Done all the relevant scans as well

Many Thanks... Will no doubt be back shortly with another problem

Emm

P.S - He's very good with a computer b-t-w

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 04:10 PM

P.S - Have the following installed on my pc...

Ad-Aware SE Personal
a-squared
AVG
Bazooka
Belarc Advisor
Complete Clean-up
CWShredder
edwido security suite
Microsoft Antispyware
Spybot - Search and Destroy
Spyware Blaster
Spyware Guard
dsostop2.exe
Windows Firewall

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 09:12 PM

I'm not familiar with Bazooka, Complete Cleanup or dsostop2.exe but can't find anything against them. The rest of the list looks good except for Windows firewall - a free purpose-built firewall would do a better job.

Hopefully all your problems were in the Yahoo Messenger configuration. :thumbsup:

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