How to Find Spyware Your Employer Installed on Your Computer and What to Do About It

How to Find Spyware Your Employer Installed on Your Computer and What to Do About It

by David Nield, Gizmodo

There are employers and IT departments out there that take an extreme approach to monitoring what the staff gets up to on company-owned equipment. You may not be able to change the policies of the firm that you work for, but you can at least check if and how you’re being watched.

Obviously, we can’t provide a one-size-fits-all guide as we’re not privy to the inner workings of every single company out there, but we can tell you some of the best methods for finding out whether or not your computer has any spyware on it, and what your options are for dealing with it.

Whether or not you think this is fair, under US law it’s certainly legal for employers to monitor employees on company hardware, even down to the keystroke, if necessary. While it’s certainly polite for employees to be notified of the monitoring that goes on, this is only required in some states—so it might be happening without your knowledge.

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