Hi, I have 6 family pc's connected by a cable router. My and my husbands connection is wired, my 18 yr old son, 17 year old son, 15 yr old daughter and a family pc for use by the younger children have a wireless link.
My son is a real computer whizz and always sets up all the pc's - he has all the passwords. When my daughter tried to log into her msn ac from my pc recently she was informed 'Do you realise that your conversations may be viewed by other pc's'. Then, yesterday when she was chatting on msn, she nudged her friend..oddly she heard the nudge sound in my sons room so she repeated it. Again, she heard the same sound in his room. A third nudge and she heard the sound again in his room.
We are now concerned that he is accessing our ps'c/msn conversations.
Some time ago at another address, I was having problems accessing my hotmail ac. He gave me a program where I could access hotmail another way, which always worked and I was delighted. However, searching on my husbands pc (which used to be mine) brought up all my old emails. I asked my son who told me that it was from when it was my pc and that the program had obviously downloaded all the mails to the harddrive. He told me that he wasn't aware of this when he gave me the program but deleted all the mails from the drive. (This has nothing to do with my husband incidentally, we have each others email passwords anyway - before you come to the conclusion that it's probably my hub who's spying, lol).
Anyway, this means that my son, if he was aware, would have been able to read all my mails.
My daughter is very concerned that her private conversations are being monitored by her older bro and so am I. We feel that all the pc's may be being watched my my son and I would be so grateful if someone could please tell me if theres any way I can find this out and additiionally, block him from having this power over the whole family.
He's always been fairly nosey too and will often stand around while we try and chat etc. The 17 year old is like us and wouldn't consider spying on someone.
He is extremely computer literate, where we are not.
Thanks so much to anyone who can help :)