My ex-husband is accessing my laptop remotely

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My ex-husband is accessing my laptop remotely to sign into my outlook email account. I know the sign in was not me, but it has the IP address for my laptop as the IP used. I signed out of the account at 6:40pm last night from the laptop and today I see a sign in attempt at 11:17pm using my IP address. The location is not far from me, but it's not my home. How can I catch him, have proof it is him? And stop him from doing it? We are separated and he is stalking me, obviously.

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  • Harisheldon
    First, ensure that your laptop has a password on it to access it, if so, change it. Also, change your Outlook password. Other than that, there is really not much more than you can do.  Ensure that it is NOT a name and use numbers and special characters.
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  • Harisheldon
    Just thought of this, if you have a wireless router, which I am sure that you do, change the password on that because that is how he is gaining access.
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  • thesabrina
    I've done all of these things and it is still happening. Thanks for the replies and lmk if you have any more suggestions.
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  • thesabrina
    Yes, I have wireless router, and it's been reset. My laptop has always had a password to protect unauthorized access.

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  • thesabrina
    What I need to do is see HIS computer connecting to the router...but HOW do I do that??? I have a Linksys router, but I don't see a way to see that information in the Smart Wifi interface.
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  • ToddN2000
    Run an antivirus program. He may have installed a key logger and can capture anything you do. Also if you have access to another computer, from a friend. Have them log into your network and change the password.
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  • thesabrina
    I've run Norton but came up with nothing. I feel like there is a keylogger but it's just hidden very well?
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  • ToddN2000
    I always tend to run more than one. Some good free ones are Malwarebytes, MWAV and Spybot Search and Destroy. Some will find things that others miss. I feel for your situation, as I have been there and it was not pretty. Things can be nasty in the beginning but eventually they move on and it gets better.
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  • Harisheldon

    Here is a link to Microsoft that might help you out in detecting if there is a keylogger on your system. Good luck.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-security/how-to-detect-if-a-keylogger-is-installed/d14c6cd6-6975-4b25-a2c5-17e5de194b50?auth=1

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  • thesabrina
    Thanks so much, all of you! I'll try running multiple scans over the next week, see if anything comes up.
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  • ToddN2000
    Let us know how you make out. We may have a few other ideas if you still have issues.
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  • thesabrina
    Will do. You ROCK!!
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  • Subhendu Sen
    If you are not comfortable to do all these things, it is better to ask for an expert who deals based on this matter. For run anti virus program, sometimes built-in/ installed anti virus get affected and can not work properly. Download MWAV (a free/ useful tool) and reboot laptop in safe mode (assuming Windows OS is there) and run MWAV with full scan and all disks. If it finds any threats, it cleans and run again uktil it shows a tick mark. It is an emergency scan/ clean program that is useful too.
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  • agoussec
    Choose different password for your account
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  • agoussec
    Check your device that any additional software like 'keymapper' is install. An adition software that you not use and that is new for you. If you dont find any software like that then reset your device.
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  • 0scorpion0

    MAC address filtering won't prevent a remote access to your system from the internet, assuming your system is connected as well. To prevent this, you'll have to isolate, footprint, and then secure your own system, all in proper sequence.


    Check my reply to another chat for a summary of the steps...

    http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/i-know-my-neighbor-can-control-my-computer-and-often-makes-it-so-i-cannot-complete-a-task/

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  • ToddN2000
    Another precaution is make a direct wire connection to your router and change the password. 
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    Just change the admin password of your laptop and keep it quite complex. Secondly, change the password of your Outlook account.
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  • ToddN2000
    IF he is remotely accessing your computer you could also try shutting it down and see if it still occurs. If so he may just be using your wi-fi or has your password and is logging in from else where.
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