I should say upfront that I am not very knowledgable with computers and how the work. I am learning and am self taught, which means I have messed up my computer many times trying to figure it out. I have an issue with both of my computers that is disturbing. I am certain that my computers are being monitored by someone/something for some reason I have yet to determine. I could make an educated guess based on my personal history. I served 17 years in Federal prison for unsubstantiated Federal "conspiracy" charges related to drugs. I completed my required supervised release and have made an effort to rebuild some sort of productive and satisfying life. I stared my own painting business and have been relatively successful up to this point. I am trying to learn and teach myself how to use my computer to aid in this process. Recently I started to notice that my computer seemed to be making changes to various programs and functions all on its own which in some cases means that administrator privilages have been changed so that I cannot have access to my programs and services. I have not seen any addition of a new user account but have certainly seen the specific changes in the security and permissions to these programs though no identification can be made. For example, two days ago I tried to use my printer and could't. While trying to figure out what was wrong I found that a new administrator had been added in the security and me as administrator had been changed specifically to be denied privelages. I believe this action had to have been done by someone and was not simply a malfunction of my computer or printer. I had to uninstall and reinstall my printer in order to reestablish my privelages. This is just one instance of a number of similar and disturbing things that have happend. At time while using a program or just vieiwing a page, documents, or photos my computer will suddenly change the format or content of the information I am viewing. I have purchased the services of Best Buy Geek Squad to repair the numerous malfunctions I encounter and as part of their services I have Kaspersky antivirus. When trying to locate and identify any invading program or user neither Kaspersky or Geek Squad has found anything. And while I cannot say that the intruder has stolen anything from me like financial information or anything else, they have caused my computer to malfunction and I have had to have the Geek Squad repair my computer three times in the last two months. I have tried to explain the specific details of the intrusion but they do not believe me and after they have serviced my computer I take it home and use it and the intrusion continues. I believe that my computers are being monitored for some reason. I would like to know by whom. I am trying to find peace with myself and to establish some sort of productive and satisfying life for myself. I am not involved with any illegal activity and spend my entire time trying to establish a successful painting business. I have discussed this with my attorney who told me that he was not surprised by what is happening and that he could not suggest a course of action. I would like to know if there is any way that I can determine if someone/something is monitoring my computer and if so if there is something I can do to prevent this unwanted and unauthorized intrusion of my privacy. I am new to this site and its forums so forgive me if I have not followed the proper procedure or explained myself and my problem in an appropriate way. But I would greatly appreciate any advice or assistance in this matter.