If you are in a life threatening
situation CALL EMERGENCY SERVICES. Often people have perhaps divulged
information or done things that they feel brought trouble upon
themselves and hesitate to contact authorities. Other times people
may feel like their local police won't take them seriously. If
you think you are in danger of being physically stalked, call
the police. Most police divisions are informed as to the reality
and seriousness of cyber crime and will act accordingly. If you
need assistance and your local authorities will not intervene,
please contact us.
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an online predator.
Follow the steps below if you think
your computer has been attacked or compromised.
Install a firewall and monitor
Running a firewall can show you
intrusion attempts and can also detect programs trying to access
out. While your e-mail program, Internet Service Provider, browse
and chat programs need to go out, things that you don't know that
try to send information are suspect. For more information about
firewalls and a link to download one, go here. Make sure you enable
logging as this can be used as evidence.
Check for trojans or backdoors
- these are programs that are planted on your computer and allow
someone wholesale access to your computer.
The Cleaner is a great program.
Download it at MooSoft
and install the software. This will tell you if you have any back
doors on your computer.
Anti-Virus Software should be on
your machine and UPDATED at least weekly.
If you can not afford to buy a
package, at least scan your computer regularly somewhere like
Do not ever open unexpected attachments,
even from friends. Always send an e-mail back to friends and family
to verify that they meant to send an attachment.
No online safety group can give
you immediate help to assist you in a life threatening situation
and we certainly don't claim to. However if you need assistance
because you suspect you are being hacked or stalked online email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we can help you gather the evidence you need to resolve your