How do I find out if a keystroke logger has been installed on my Mac?
December 9, 2010 7:48 AM Subscribe
My nephew believes his gmail and facebook accounts have been hacked by a coworker. Hacker may have had physical access to nephew's Mac laptop. Is there a (simple) way to detect if a keystroke logger has been installed? And/or is there any anti-spyware software you can recommend? Is there something other than a keystroke logger that we should be looking for?
posted by MexicanYenta to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Please keep answers as dumbed-down as possible - while I'm pretty PC literate, I've never used any Apple products other than an iPod/iPhone, plus I'm halfway across the country from Nephew. He's also new to Mac's, and he doesn't know what operating system he's running on it. We can find that out, though, if it's needed. The computer was new this past Spring, if that's helpful.
I've seen some of the previous questions here, but most of them are old enough that they're probably outdated. This one
is helpful, but mostly is suggestions of how to retrieve your gmail account, which is not an issue here. He has not been shut out of his account, he's just having his privacy invaded.
Thank you in advance...