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How to keep spooks at bay - Please help!

By nig4play
Mar 5, 2008
  1. Some months ago my partner, for reasons that are not important, enlisted a private firm of investigators to monitor my e-mail exchanges. She now wishes to call of these wolves but they continue to harass and seem to have access to my entire web activity. I have very little knowledge when it comes to the wonders of the www but feel certain that someone out there must be able to advise me how to protect myself against these professional snoops. Can anyone please help?
    Nige
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Although we could possibly find things in your system

    Your best (and really only) option is to re-install Windows clean (ie format during Setup)
    Then change your email, and at last go on the web (updating)

    obviously you will need to backup any important data first.
     
  3. nig4play

    nig4play TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for that. I have re-installed windows but what is to stop these people from identifying new e-mail addresses. In the past I have used msn and yahoo im platforms as well as hotmail addresses. All have been compromised.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    A new Internet provider (to change your IP)
    HideIP (to hide your IP)
    A good firewall (and monitor all incomming and outgoing info)

    Probably the top one preferred

    If it was me
    I'd stick with my IP address, and check who's trying to hack me, then totally, utterly hack them to bits! (please take this as a joke)
     
  5. nig4play

    nig4play TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Very useful. Many thanks. Couple of further points if you don't mind. What's the best firewall i could get and what do you mean by monitoring all incoming and outgoing info? Also, what order should I do these things in or doesn't it matter? Am paranoid as you can probably tell.
    Nige
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    It's personnal preference on Firewalls, but I'll say what I think is best

    1. Change Internet Service Provider
    2. Kaspersky Internet Security
    Which you can monitor incomming IP addresses with (but don't have to)

    Another personnal favorite is Tor (anonymous web surfing)
     
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