How to check if someone is spying on your computer (PC or Mac)

We all know the feeling. You’re scrolling through your phone, and there it is. An ad that you can tie back to a recent conversation with a friend. Tap or click here for simple steps to make advertisers stop tracking you.

Bad habits could spill even more of your secrets. If you go the easy route and use your Facebook or Google account to log in to other sites and apps, knock it off. Tap or click here to see how much of your data Big Tech and others are getting freely.

Maybe it’s not advertisers or Big Tech tracking. Here’s a check to see if there’s something very sinister going on – a copy of everything you do on your PC or Mac is being gathered and sent to who knows who.

1. Check the Task Manager or Activity Monitor

Malware comes in various forms that often behave differently. Some are impossible to miss – like ransomware – and others keep a low profile.