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Can someone see what's on my PC by hacking into my IP Address?

I have a text message from a violent ex that says he can see every bit of information on my computer because he's hacked into my IP address: "I have seen every bit of info you have on your pc from tappin on your ip from the modem. Everything you have looked at on your static mac via modem uses." Is that possible? Is it legal and can I report him to the authorities? What authorities? Is it considered stalking? Please someone help me with this, it's really freaking me out.

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    Chrissy May 26, 2009

    Thanks Joe, I'm contacting my local police dept. right now.

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    Chrissy May 29, 2009

    YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! Thanks so much for your help.

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It could actually be true because it is not impossible. The best thing to do here is to check your firewall settings. Make sure that it is turned on. Aside from that, its better to turn of your system when you are not working on it. Third try to look into purchasing a hardware firewall.. that way you would be invisible to the internet. Try to search for alphashield hardware firewall. You could also try to consult your local authorities as well on the matter.

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Not unless he has all your passwords and account names..or is a super hacker.. More than likely he wants something and thinks he can scare you into devulging information. (otherwise known as fishing) He has an idea that something happened a certain way and by letting out some info he acts like he knows hoping you will spill the info he really wants..
Unless you have something incriminating that he can use against you in there you have nothing to worry about.. even if you were flirting or cheating on him through e-mail.
If you are worried about him having your account info--
1. change your e-mail address with your internet service provider, making them aware of his threats to hack thier services.
2. change your e-mail account names with msn, yahoo or any other web-based accounts. (do not use any passwords with birthdates, childrens names, etc. as these are easy to figure out.
3.Turn off remote access (remote desktop connection) to your computer if it is enabled.
4.install network monitoring software on your computer that logs anyone that connects to your IP address so that you will have record of anyone that connects remotely to your computer.
5. Make everyone you know and are close to OR are working on a devorce or legal matter with you aware of what is going on. The more people that know, the more people can help .

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It is possible with a program called a keylogger. It set in the background of the pc and records all the information typed by the keyboard. Running a virus scan usually wont detect it. You need to google keylogger detector and download a free program to see if infact he has put a keylogger on your pc. If in doubt still reformat the PC with a new fresh copy of windows and update your firewall settings. Yes it is a crime and you can call the cops on him. Have them talk to him see whats up. As its a form of harrasment and a violation to your privacy.

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Hi there.
First of all its is illegal for hit be sending you threatening emails and just like him doing it verbally you can have him prosecuted if you save the emails that he sends you, its called harassment.
Secondly, if he's good with computers and hacking software, he could well have used keylogger as my colleague joe says.
Go here to filehippo.com and download and install spybot search and destroy, update the software then run a scan, let it detect and remove any spy/malware then immunize your system against any more possible threats, spybot will stop anyone trying to change the system or plant malware.
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Posted on May 26, 2009

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