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Recently went back to work in sales for friends small co.

Having probs w/the sales mgr/IT guy.

When I received my new Dell laptop, he insisted on setting it up.

He deleted the Symantec antivirus that came with it, saying he was going to install the corporate version.

I was expecting to see a disk, but instead he used a removable hard drive w/a bunch of folders on it......he tried to get me to go fetch something from across the room because I was looking over his shoulder.

Is it possible he had a tracking program attached to the Symantec Corp or that he needed the other removed to load one? He told me the "corporate prog won't load properly unless the other is removed first"

Also, I brought my home desktop into the office on several occasions prior to this, & it was left unattended while he was there. One day on sales calls, I stopped by the house & logged on to check email, & within 30 seconds my cell rang from him asking where I was.....Are there programs that could send him an IM when I'm online? Remote view files on computers? Download keystroke info?

I appreciate any advice you all can offer...........

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