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tracking someone's IM webcam activity

I suspect someone has hacked into my computer somehow but I don't know where to begin looking.  Have received 2 messages now from some unknown person that seems to know just when my webcam is turned on.  Is there a way of finding out how they have done this? and then how do I stop them???
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Aramis11Commented:
Run AV and an anti-spy program like PestPatrol for starters.  If something is pinging the enemy from your machine, tools such as those should be able to detect it.  [This does sound too obvious, but...]
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x_X_x_X_xCommented:
Most IM programs will tell someone when you your webcam active?
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turtletraxAuthor Commented:
it tells me when its active, but I'm guessing that someone has some sort of port scanner or tracker that tells them when i turn my webcam on
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Aramis11Commented:
Is that separate from when you connect to be accessible for IMs?  
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moorhouselondonCommented:
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turtletraxAuthor Commented:
I connect to IM... only have 2 people in my contact list.... then i connect to the webcam... the webcam uses a different port than IM.... will give the rootkitrevealer a try... Thanks!
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Visual3DMayaCommented:
There are several small programs made to spy Yahoo messenger chat.
You don't need just to log in to Yahoo Messenger and it's known your status:
-online/offline
-voice chat on/off
-webcam on/off
"the hacker" needs your messenger ID, nothing else.
This kind of spy can even be scheduled.
such programs are: Yspy, Buddyspy, yacam2, yacamm2...

try this link, may be usefull http://messenger.yahoo.com/security/
try this Instant Messaging Security program, IMsecure Pro http://www.zonelabs.com
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turtletraxAuthor Commented:
i installed the zonelabs IMSecure program.  Does anyone know if this will keep others from knowing when my webcam is turned on/off?
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Visual3DMayaCommented:
if you want to test i can install one of those spy programs.
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turtletraxAuthor Commented:
great... i don't have my webcam at this location tho....
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