How to Tell if Parents are Spying on a Kid's Computer

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There are many ways a parent can spy on a kid's computer. In an age of information, privacy is becoming more coveted and harder to obtain. There are some ways to see not only if someone is spying on you, but also how to keep them from doing so in the future.

Things You'll Need

  • Spyware program
  • Keylogger checker
  • Anti-virus program
  • Check your computer for any installed programs that you don't recognize. In Windows, go to Add/Remove Programs and check all of the programs listed. Make sure that all programs listed were installed by you personally. Also check in the Programs folder for all programs installed on your computer.

  • Scan your computer for spyware with Spybot Search & Destroy or another spyware detector software. These applications pick up on programs that are not supposed to be on your computer, including parental spy programs. Pay attention to anything that the program finds. If it doesn't identify what type of malicious program it is, look it up.

  • Scan your computer with Malwarebytes or another anti-malware program. This program picks up some of the programs that Spybot Search & Destroy doesn't. Malewarebytes not only picks up malware, but also some keyloggers and other spy programs.

  • Scan your computer with I Hate Keyloggers or another keylogger checker. This software detects programs that record your keystrokes. If someone, such as a parent, has access to your keystrokes, he can log into your emails, read anything you have typed or gain access to all of your personal passwords.

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