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Honestly, it sounds like when he first was "watching your programs" he had gotten physical access to your computer. If that's the case, and he was able to get on, there's no telling what he did, he could have easily put on a program to watch your usage etc...

One thing you could do, if you're using windows 7, to provide more security, is to setup a secondary account that's an admin account and make yours a non privileged user. So now even if he hops on your computer when you forget to lock the screen or something, he can't really do anything without the admin password (install a program etc...)\\

Also, as was previously stated a bios password would also help as a secondary defense (along with the above)

From my experience (hacking my Dad's computer back in the day lol) the only real way to get in is user error, and when there's user error, it's pretty easy. It was just a matter of waiting for that one time when he didn't lock his screen, was in a hurry, and it hadn't auto locked by itself. So, using a non privileged account could help here. Also, setting the screen to auto-lock after 1 minute is a pretty sure method too.

Honestly, though, as long as he has the ability to sniff packets or simply watch your traffic, as long as you don't tunnel past him, he'll be able to see basically anything you connect to as the network admin. (this certainly doesn't include programs that aren't internet related though.)
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Tunnel all of your traffic over SSH to a squid proxy running on some sort of VPS.
You can get one as low as $1/month.

Also, make sure your firewall has NO exceptions as far as subnets.
Most firewalls will allow your local internal LAN one by default.
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