Originally Posted by stallan54
ok, so I am being told that there is in fact a specific keylogger in her computer. I have no idea how it got there, but I am going to be the one taking the heat I guess. Is there any way the analysts can show that no transmissions were sent to my computer or any other computer for that matter? I have never seen a thing and I still have no idea what she is talking about...my only defense is somehow showing that nothing came to my e-mail, IP, etc....can this be done? Thanks guys
Keyloggers by definition are intended to not be found. That's the entire point of their existance, otherwise they would have a clickie button immediately on startup that would ask you for permission to record your activities.
In these pressurized conditions, I wouldn't assume anything is true, nor would I believe something just because someone else said so. So I'd like to re-wind the entire situation back to the point where your ex-whatever "found" a keylogger.
WHO found the keylogger, how did the keylogger get found? Where was it installed, what specific keylogger was it. Was it a commercial keylogger you can purchase? If so, it has a name. Or was it some kind of "from the wild" malware.
In the first case, a commericial keylogger is going to do the things some person is going to want; record keystrokes, take screenshots, record passwords, etc... and then either save this data to a file on the computer, or send it off to an e-mail account somewhere. If a commercial keylogger was "found", what was it, what information was it gathering, where did the information get sent to, IP Address, etc...? If the keylogger finder can't answer these questions, chances are they are not a pro, may not be qualified to even identify a keylogger and in fact could be making the entire thing up in order to manipulate the situation for their own purposes.
In the second case, a "wild" keylogger is also recording something specific. Bank Account numbers, passwords, e-mail accounts, etc... If that's the case, then there is no reason to believe that anyone in particular did it. They have entire gangs of malware authors that do nothing all day but write and distribute code in order to gather this information, and they are one reason why Symantec stays in business.
So, what kind of keylogger is critical, as is who found it, why, how, etc...
Personally, all this sounds a bit much. This isn't a computer issue, this is a relationship issue that only looks like a computer issue. Do you REALLY want to learn "All-ever-wanted-to-know-about-computers-but-were-afraid-to-ask?" If the answer is no, then there isn't any point in continuing.
My guess is that the ex-whatever knows as little about these things as you do, which means that while you are telling her one thing, "someone else" is telling her something else. The fact she's believing the "someone else" and not you is the problem. The computer situation is completely irrelevant.