Neighbor controls my computer

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How can I bump him off once and for all. He knows my passwords but even more he has studied this area of hacking? Can I take him to court and what will the govt do for if anything? Yes, I do have evidence.
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As you said he has studied hacking. Depending on his skills, it may be very tough to keep him out, if he has the right tools and time. Just to make it tougher for him, take some of the actions listed below by other posters. As for taking action, you may want to see what options you have with local law enforcement. 

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  • Subhendu Sen
    While you have some evidences, you can contact local administration department/ law & order department to stop this person to hack your system. However, you can take several steps to prevent your system, like change your all kind of passwords with more complex, always update OS/software, download/update security programs like antivirus or anti malware software, never use open Wi-Fi, be aware about answers/hints for security questions when crating password or something like, keep sensitive data off the cloud.
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  • targeted
    I am very happy that someone replied with serious answers. Most of your suggestions were indeed in place, I know very little in this field, so I ask you what kind of technology is he using that is more advance than the average laymen can even get their hands on, He is either getting i underground or has ties with higher ups who have access, etc, I always know when he's here because the lights in the house are much dimmer and the power is also sluggish and my Macbook OSX laptop performs so slowly when I I'm not watching that annoying colorful ball take a whirl, Yet when I to users to see if anyone is on, it has the Guest grayed out and says off I want to remove "Guest" completely but don't know how, Also there are a lot of things that are "grayed out" as if e can change them, I think he was able to create the settings in his favor that give him more permissions than myself, as crazy as that sounds, if he were able to have access to all the admin functions before I did, he has the advantage and always will assuming he has made it so. I tried to do some basic maintenance and it tld I do have permission to do it. What would you do, is there a software program that you know of that would really wipe him out and catch his handiwork so I could win in court.
    Or at least have something for police. He has caused me years of agony// I also saw something in the logs about listening, should I try to wipe those out?
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  • targeted
    Did you get the message above? I did get to hit reply, and this box opened up? See, even I believe he is watching but I don't care I need to rid him off my system. Isn't there any thing that would light on my laptop when someone is on my system, or using my network?
    Kindest Regards,
    Jim
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  • targeted
    Wow  I just noticed how many points you have. Amazing, what can you do with all those points, and have you not used them yet? Looks like you have enough to go on a nice vacation.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Not sure, but it seems that some kind of keylogger(s) might reside on your system either without your knowledge/ by mistaken. However, it is better to remove them with a good anti virus software or installed on your system. For scan/ remove purpose, you can try MWAV (a free & emergency scanning tool). The prevention methods are already mentioned in earlier post.
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  • ToddN2000
    If you have have a clean device that is not "hacked" or a friend with a computer you could try a direct cable connection to your router/modem and change the password. This should keep him out. Then run some anti virus program like Malwarebytes or Kaspersky to make sure there is nothing wrong. You may also want to contact your ISP and report the issue. They can make sure you have your network security set up properly. 
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  • 0scorpion0

    1) Start by isolating your system from the internet or any network, and then accessing your online accounts via a different personal system to change your passwords, and secret questions. (Assuming the other party hasn't done that already)
    2) Coordinate with a trusted party to get them to do a forensic scan of your PC, which will include collecting logs. After this is done, you can go about the other steps.
    3) Change the passwords of your system accounts, including the administrator account.
    4) From a separate system, download an anti-malware solution and then install it onto your own system, then run an initial scan and see what it finds. (Don't attempt to update it directly at this point)
    5) Check the system task manager to see the processes running & see if anything doesn't look like it belongs there. Processes you don't recognise should be ended.(You might want to get a friend to do this part)
    6) Check the programs list to uninstall any thing you haven't put there yourself, or don't need to use. (Programs --- particular free or cracked ones --- may contain malware.)
    7) Turn on your windows firewall or any third party firewall you use, and configure it to block everything at 1st, and you can then allow connections on a request basis, if you recognise them.
    8) Ensure that your data is backed up on a different location.
    9) In addition to your already installed anti-malware solution, try out other tools, including malware-bytes anti-malware, since a lot of them tend to find stuff that others have overlooked.

    Once you've done all the above, you can connect your system back to a network. Although I'd suggest you format it, and then have it properly secured first. An anti-malware solution, firewall, minimal application set, secured credentials, etc.

    'Incriminating' the culprit shouldn't be your focus right now, coz cyber-crime is not an easy case. Worry more about securing your system rather than convicting something you thing has broken in.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    I once had neighbors who thought I was "hacking" their network simply because I've written some books on the subject. I only do that kind of work when I have a signed contract and am getting paid but if you have a bored neighbor living in his mom's basement who has criminal intent, well, that's a different story. Along the lines of the famous Eleanor Roosevelt quote, the reality is, no one can get on your network without your "consent". By that I mean you've provided a way for them to do things such as:
    • crack your Wi-Fi WEP or WPA keys
    • guess your passwords
    • infect your computer with malware to capture your keystrokes
    • gain physical access to your computers or network

    ...and on, and on, and on.

    I'm not saying it's right. It's just how things happen. You can put a stop to it by changing your wireless network key(s), your computer and web passwords, patching your software that may be facilitating remote exploits, etc.

    If you can prove losses or criminal activity, you might consider contacting law enforcement. In the meantime, it wouldn't be a bad idea to hire an expert who can help you lock things down.

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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    If you have the evidence just contact the local cyber crime cell. But be sure that the evidence is strong enough for them to take appropriate action. In case, if you are not sure about the person but there is a data breach/ system hacking, you can still register a case and the authorities will trace the culprit.
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  • TexUtah
    Blind leading the blind forum. Question not answered.

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  • ToddN2000
    @TexUtah: Really??? Google Kevin Beaver and buy a couple of the books he has written on cyber security... Then come back and call the users in this forum "the blind leading the blind" .
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