Q. Hi, Kim. I think my husband has been spying on me. I know he started reading my search history, so I’ve been deleting that using your help. However, he still brings up information that we’ve never talked about and that he shouldn’t know. I heard you talk about programs that record everything you do on a computer. Do you think it’s possible he’s using one of these to spy on me? How would I remove it from my laptop? Thank you so much in advance.
-Kat, from Jackson, MS, listens to my national radio show on WJNT 1180 AM.
A. This sounds likes a dangerous situation, Kat. The program you’re talking about is called a keylogger, and I can help you remove it.
However, I want you to keep something in mind. If the computer does have a keylogger, your husband is going to see that you’re trying to remove it.
That could escalate his trust problems and potentially lead to something worse. I don’t know your situation, but you might want to set up an emergency plan just in case. Click here for some tips for getting away from an abusive relationship. Remember, your safety is more important than removing spying software.
Now, back to keyloggers. For those who don’t know, a keylogger is a special type of program that records everything you do on your computer. Some versions only record your keyboard keystrokes while others can record mouse movements and take continuous screenshots as well.