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How can I check if a keylogger has been added to my Macbook?

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almosthadenough Mon 15-Sep-08 08:36:17

Hi - I need some guidance on how to check if there is a keylogger on my macbook. I have only started using a Mac recently, and am not used to the operating system, so don't know how to do the equivalent of Ctrl+Alt+Delete and check which processes are running.

I know that there is software that can be downloaded to check for keyloggers, but if there is one there is will have been installed by my DP, who is a very savvy techy geek and I am nervous that he'd be able to tell if I downloaded such software.

Any advice on how I check but not be caught out trying to check?

Feature Mon 15-Sep-08 08:39:04

do you have any idea of which type of key logger he would use?

SSpr is the easiest I think. type it into your PC search box and see what comes up.

Or the other alternative would be to look at lots of male porn then delete the history and check DPs reaction.

If he has, he is ooo.

almosthadenough Mon 15-Sep-08 08:55:11

No idea what keylogger he would have used, but I will search for SSpr (will need to play around with the Mac to find the search functionality).

Male porn idea is a good one. But that would just add fuel to the fire. Maybe i should look up divorce sites instead!

Feature Mon 15-Sep-08 08:58:22

Sorry for you.

Maybe not male porn. Just do something that would make him ask you why you visited the site..

[thinks of a site]

What makes you think he has a key-logger?

almosthadenough Mon 15-Sep-08 09:06:49

He is always supersuspicious. Even though I have never cheated on him. He has been asking me questions like "who is X", which was an old friend that I had searched for on Facebook (in amongst searching for lots of females and someother males too). Not sure if he got the details of his name from internet history or if he is spying on my computer usage. Wouldn't put the keylogging past him, but if he has done this I will divorce him, I am fed up of not being trusted when I have never done anything wrong.

Feature Mon 15-Sep-08 09:10:46

Yes, I can understand that.

Have you mentioned counselling for him? Does he realise he is being paranoid?

almosthadenough Mon 15-Sep-08 09:12:44

We've had counselling before. And talked about it recently too, and he assured me he would never do such things. Seems like he can't change

Feature Mon 15-Sep-08 09:15:38

Well what I recommend you do is just do as have been doing (ie Internet usage) and surely he will see you are doing NOTHING WRONG.

If it is making you feel so very sad though, he needs to confront it again. It is abuse. It is not normal behaviour. Does he realise you are so upset and willing to end your marriage over this issue?

almosthadenough Mon 15-Sep-08 09:37:48

I don't think he realises I would take it that far. But he knows I wouldn't be very very pissed off. And if he can't respect that then I will leave him.

Feature Mon 15-Sep-08 09:46:16

Letter from a solicitor showing your seriousness might work, or letting him know you have spoke with a solicitor to find out your rights etc may wake him up enough to make him realise his behaviour is terrible.

Best of luck. xx

almosthadenough Mon 15-Sep-08 10:05:54

Thanks Feature

Feature Fri 19-Sep-08 10:25:43

Are you okay?

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