Snoopers...how can u detect them?

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  1. Eric Samonte

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    I have been noticing that my PC seems to take longer to boot up. It kinda stops before the virus program loads which didn't happen a few weeks ago. Now my concern is that maybe there is another program "logging" on somewhere telling them that my PC is on. I know I may just be paranoid but I also know there is a program that detects any incursions. Though I do not have critival info in here, I just wanna make sure.
    I am running XP Home, PCCillin and a Linksys BEF11S4 V2 router.
     
  2. Camp

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    You're just paranoid.
     
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    Ignore the troll... if you're really concerned, run AdAware and Spybot
     
  4. Danny R

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    If you are worried about possible remote connections, open up a dos window (Start->Run, then type CMD), and type NETSTAT -A

    This will list all of the connections your computer is making. If you see something odd, you can do a NETSTAT -O to find out what process is using that connection, then do a CTRL-ALT-DEL to open up the task manager and view the process. If its not kosher - various websites (such as this one) will tell you what various processes do and if they can be stopped safely or not - kill the process and then begin your search for what started it up.

    Also I'd do the following: Make certain your virus software and definitions are current; download Ad Aware to check for spyware

    And don't worry, you are not paranoid. A few months ago I was infected with an IRC worm that saved itself on my harddrive using a filename simular to my Norton Antivirus. This screwed up my antivirus so it was effectively disabled, and logged my computer onto an IRC channel at each bootup.
     
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