How can I check for spy software on my Windows computer?

charles September 11, 2011
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How to check for spy software on your PC?

  1. Aibek
    September 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Basically, you need a spyware scanner/removal program to accomplish the task. There are many good ones arounds and most of them were recommended above by others. MakeUseOf keeps alist of best ones as well, you can check them out here http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/best-windows-software#malware

  2. Zack263
    September 17, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Hit-ManPro has not made the listyet? LOL

  3. Anonymous
    September 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Check your opened ports
    Can You See ME
    http://canyouseeme.org/

    Open Command Prompt and type:
    ---cd
    ---cd windows
    ---netstat -an |find /i "listening"
    ---netstat -an |find /i "listening" > c:'openports.txt (will list in a text file located in c:windows folder)
    ---Tasklist to get all process PID
    ---WMIC /OUTPUT:C:ProcessList.txt path win32_process get Caption,Processid,Commandline (to get process list and path will be located with the name process list in drive c:)

    based on above info open task manager and end the process and usen your security soft to erase it.

    Actual Keyloggers
    http://www.actualkeylogger.com/

    • Jeffery Fabish
      September 12, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      An open port is not an indication of spyware. Since most modern spyware applications will only connect to the internet intermittently for a brief few seconds (not active) to post the collected data (keylogs, screenshots, etc.) it would be hard to catch it anyway.  

    • Jeffery Fabish
      September 12, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      An open port is not an indication of spyware. Since most modern spyware applications will only connect to the internet intermittently for a brief few seconds (not active) to post the collected data (keylogs, screenshots, etc.) it would be hard to catch it anyway.  

  4. Jeffery Fabish
    September 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Hi Charles,

    Without getting into the sophisticated details, you'll need an anti-spyware or spyware removal application. 

    #1: Malwarebytes (Free)
    #2: Spybot Search & Destroy (Free)
    #3: Ad-Aware (Free)
    #4: Super Anti-spyware (Free trial)

    You may use a combination or all of them to scan, but please don't have more than one anti-spyware real time engine running at a time, as it may cause conflicts.

  5. twain
    September 12, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Spybot searcg and distroy , it's free

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