How to find when a spy software executing?

I know one spy software is installed in my laptop (Windows 7) and it takes one photo from camera (attached to screen) and a screenshot randomly every 10 minute. Is there a way (writing some software in python) to know when the screenshot + photo from camera was taken? like whenever there is a interrupt to take photo from camera or screenshot was initiated my program would inform me.

Any reference/help is all appreciated. Thanks!
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Mark BradyPrincipal Data EngineerCommented:
That is a good question. Spy software is designed to run undetected and usually runs beneath the system (windows for example). It is loaded into memory before the operating system so is very hard to detect. I am not aware of any python/php scripts that would be able to detect that.
You could try opening up command prompt type in netstat-a
This will output all active connections.

You could also try wireshark this will be more detailed on active connections.

You also may want to runs some scans to rid your pc of infections.
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
A bit obvious maybe but I would suggest you get rid of that software.

You can try and scan with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM), download free version here:
Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
How do you know this is happening if there's no evidence?  This would most commonly occur with anti-theft software like Prey, which sounds a bit odd as if it's your device, you'd know about it; or it's stolen....

There were some stories about schools using similar software on laptops issued to students but they (rightly) got a proper hammering about invasion of privacy.

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