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Old 29. Apr 2011, 03:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hI THERE,

My partner has been spying on me by adding tracking software to my pc. We had to restore the pc and he set up a new password and is now in charge of it. I've been out of work for a year and i use the pc for job hunting. I dont go looking for chat, but i am a member of some survey sites to try and make some extra cash. He also paired up my phone, but i managed to delete it. My partner does not know how to do these things but is being coached by a workmate. As he works nights, and i have been unemployed for a year the pc is my only form of connecting to the outside world. I do not use chat, or dating sites, but my partner has been downloading stuff and disguising it. I dont mind him watching blue movies so i dont understand why he does this. I am the tenant here and if he is doing something illegal i will be the one who is taken to account for it. Can you help me with any free software which will sort this out? they have been using android phones to connect, or carry the programmes to install on the pc.
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Old 29. Apr 2011, 06:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Make him use a standard/limited user account and enforce SRP. He won't be able to run anything without your permission.

Alternatively you can use something like Returnil and enable protection automatically at Windows boot. Then password protect the settings. All changes he makes will be gone after a reboot.

Lastly, make sure to have a clean disk image accessible. If you don't know which program to use, I recommend Paragon.
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Old 29. Apr 2011, 08:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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A third option would be using a HIPS like Comodo, enable password protection and suppress all alerts. That'll make it automatically block detected changes without notification.

The fourth option would be to use Linux. Either install the distro or boot off its Live CD. Make sure he doesn't know the root password.
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Old 29. Apr 2011, 08:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Plus one for Returnil System Safe 2011 Free.

Can I also suggest that the most productive way forward in this situation would be to discuss your partners fears openly with him. Unfortunately, the only way you are likely to understand why he does this is to ask him
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Old 29. Apr 2011, 03:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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From your description of the situation it sounds to me like your partner is trying to control your use of the PC.
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We had to restore the pc and he set up a new password and is now in charge of it.
In any case, like MC has suggested, IMO the real answer to your problem has little to do with software but more to do with issues of trust and insecurity in your relationship. Talking with your partner calmly and openly about the situation would appear to be the best way forward.
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Old 29. Apr 2011, 06:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Can I also suggest that the most productive way forward in this situation would be to discuss your partners fears openly with him. Unfortunately, the only way you are likely to understand why he does this is to ask him
I agree, using computer software only continues to cover-up the problem while not solving anything.
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