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Windows 7: Being monitored!


20 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Being monitored!

Last time I asked for a program to monitor internet activity to make sure I was not being monitored.

Well, I did not find any outgoing connection for a log.

I have a few questions:
1. Is there a more efficient way to check for being monitored?
2. I have a router, so I am connected to my ISP through it, is it possible for a program to monitor connections that are sent and received through the router?

for example, I install a program, and it covertly scans and logs my internet connections and then sends it to a recipient, or source.

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20 Jul 2011   #2

W7 Professional x64
 
 

You can always be monitored. Not only is it unlikely that your computer itself has a program on it that monitors you, unless you are a minor with restrictions on their internet, the government, your ISP, and all the other powers that be will be monitoring you from either your router, your modem, or as the authority goes higher, they will just monitor data streams and sort them by IP address.
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20 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
You can always be monitored. Not only is it unlikely that your computer itself has a program on it that monitors you, unless you are a minor with restrictions on their internet, the government, your ISP, and all the other powers that be will be monitoring you from either your router, your modem, or as the authority goes higher, they will just monitor data streams and sort them by IP address.

unless you have a Ip scrambler there will be on to you allways

The government knows what we do just waiting for one of us to go to far with what we are doing then that is when the action starts
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20 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am not talking about government or ISP.

I gave you an example of a program that scans and logs your internet activity, and then sends it to the source.
And it could be your friend, or family member etc.

You are connected to the internet through the ISP, so of course you can't prevent them from watching your activity...
But what about someone who is on the same network, or on another network, how can they track you?

What are the possible means?
is it possible to do so outside the network you want to monitor?
does the intruder need to have a program on the "victim's" computer in order to monitor the victim's network activity?
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20 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I think that has something to do with file sharing if you turn that feature off they can't interact with you drives that would be the only way they can get access

If you are on a major network where everyone has it turned on then your in for more of a job

Im sure if file sharing isnt turned on people cant really do anything just be online and that's it

Im sure someone with a little more knowledge of this can bring some light to this situation
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20 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay I will wait for someone with more knowledge!

I was not talking about file sharing, but about general network activity.
I just wanted to know how someone can monitor my network activity.
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20 Jul 2011   #7

 

If there are other users on the network, they can potentially run a program that will capture ALL traffic on ANY port. They can run this from their own computer, thus your search for it will come up short.

Chatter traffic can be monitored and analyzed through several methods, you'll need to be more specific if you want us to be... more specific.
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20 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
If there are other users on the network, they can potentially run a program that will capture ALL traffic on ANY port. They can run this from their own computer, thus your search for it will come up short.

Chatter traffic can be monitored and analyzed through several methods, you'll need to be more specific if you want us to be... more specific.
Okay.

1. Can someone outside my own network(router/LAN?) monitor my activity if I have any security on, and he does not have any program(called a client?) on my computer?

2. like 1, is it possible that a program I install(or any code that somehow got into computer) will be able to covertly scan and log my internet connections and then send it to the intruder?

Thank you. I am going to use networking programs, and a few people may need to use my network for some time soon, so I want to be sure I am ready for any intruders.
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20 Jul 2011   #9

 

1: If you're running a wireless network, Yes. They can potentially see and analyze your traffic.
2: Yes, if done properly. (you can monitor your outgoing TCP connections and determine if someone is doing so)
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20 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
1: If you're running a wireless network, Yes. They can potentially see and analyze your traffic.
2: Yes, if done properly. (you can monitor your outgoing TCP connections and determine if someone is doing so)
1. Okay, wireless network is router, right?
so what, it means that someone who is not in the same network can monitor me?
Even if I enabled security and he does not have access to/inside my computer?

How can he do this?
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