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Help !!! Internet history is adding sites i never visited!!!

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posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 07:31 AM
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Ok so recently i noticed there were some sites in the history that i know i havent visited, explicit sites. I thought maybe a member of my family could have been viewing them. SO i completely wiped all tempory internet files, cookies, history, AND ran a tracks eraser, the morning we went away for the weekend.

Lo and behold when we came back there showed in the 1 day ago history, google.com and 2 porn sites. what the heck!!!?

I ran spyware checks, adaware, mcaffee virus scan, hijackthis,spybot, i have windows firewall and Zonealarm Pro, and yet every second day, i will go back to the previous days history, and there will be several explicit sites in my history.

PLEEEASEEE HELP, besides it being irritating, if someone sees it you know what they will think:shk:

[edit on 5-9-2005 by John bull 1]




posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 07:42 AM
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Spyware and/or someone in your household is watching porn when your not arround the computer.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 07:49 AM
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Sigh that was my first obvious conclusion.

But only me and my brother use this computer, he is 12. My parents use laptops.

Secondly i said that these sites also appeared at "2nd sep 05, 12:05, when no one was in the house! i dont get it since mcaffee says there are no viruses


lastly the phrases in the history are oddly generic, like "18 year old lesbain getting undressed on bed".


Can someone with an ICT background shed light on this?



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 07:52 AM
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McAfee is a virus scanner, not a spyware removal and detection agent. No matter if it, like Norton, has spyware modules now.

Download adaware, Search and Destroy, Hijack This and programs like that to deal with your spyware problems, don't rely on virusscanners to do it.

And I'm someone with an ICT background ...

Btw, your parents are on laptops? So do you have a WAP in the house? Could be someone is RCing into your PC trough it. No spyware needed for that, just a blank or easy admin password is all thats needed for that.

[edit on 5/9/05 by thematrix]



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 07:57 AM
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Thanks thematrix, oh but i mentioned i have Microsoft antispyware, spybot, webrootspysweeper, hijackthis.

RCing???

BTW i have wireless.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:02 AM
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O wait! Spybot detected "Windowssecuritycenter.AntiVirusDisableNotify".

Could that be it?



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:04 AM
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Originally posted by Shadow88
Thanks thematrix, oh but i mentioned i have Microsoft antispyware, spybot, webrootspysweeper, hijackthis.

RCing???

BTW i have wireless.


Remote Controlling.

Remote Desktop is a standard component with all current Windows OS's. Pre SP1 XP machines had a blank default admin password which made it really easy to look at people's harddrives and take remote controll over their PC's.

A WAP is a Wireless Access Point, I already thought as much.

I see your one of the thousands of people that setup a WAP in their house for their network without knowing how to secure it.

Wardrivers love you, they can surf for free and watch porn at your expence :p



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by Shadow88
O wait! Spybot detected "Windowssecuritycenter.AntiVirusDisableNotify".

Could that be it?


Doubt it, as it reads, its a registry key related the Windows Security Center controlling if Security center should check for the up to dateness of your virus definitions. This only works if your virusscanner is compatible with this feature of WSC. Only the latest versions of McAfee and Norton are.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:09 AM
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Hmmmm......well i just wish i new what was wrong.

though, well all the software states that apparently there isnt.

which, logically would lead me to the conclusion that its a member of the family.

BUT, obviously that cant be, since they appeared when no one was in.

So basically it makes utterly no sense why they would appear.......
:shk:



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:11 AM
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Remote Controlling.

Remote Desktop is a standard component with all current Windows OS's. Pre SP1 XP machines had a blank default admin password which made it really easy to look at people's harddrives and take remote controll over their PC's.

A WAP is a Wireless Access Point, I already thought as much.

I see your one of the thousands of people that setup a WAP in their house for their network without knowing how to secure it.

Wardrivers love you, they can surf for free and watch porn at your expence :p


Well ok, but would their activities appear on my history?



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:16 AM
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If they actualy remote control your PC, then yes.

Some might do it specificaly to freak you out.

You have anyone in your neighbourhood thats computer savy and wouldn't mind freaking you out really good?



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:17 AM
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Also, does someone have to be close by to my wireless to rc my computer??? or can he do it from anywhere in the world??



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:19 AM
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erm not really..........i live in a small close......so not many computerheads, just old people, sales assistants etc.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:21 AM
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Range of your WAP depends on the equipment. It should say in the manuals how far the reach is.

And well, its not because you don't know any that there isn't any.
This totaly wreaks of an outside job. Especialy when you mention that you have all this AS software running (hopefully with updated definitions) and say that noone at all was in the house when one of the incursions was recorded.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:26 AM
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Yep, all fully up to date. But it seems odd though that sometimes the computer will be turned off, and the next morning there will be extra sites in the one day old history, dated AFTER i shut off the computer


Well assuming that it is this your talking about, do you by any chance know how to remedy it? that would be great.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by Shadow88
Yep, all fully up to date. But it seems odd though that sometimes the computer will be turned off, and the next morning there will be extra sites in the one day old history, dated AFTER i shut off the computer


Well assuming that it is this your talking about, do you by any chance know how to remedy it? that would be great.


How? Simple. Secure your bloody network! Starting with the WAP, followed by checking all your PC's are clear of blank passwords, open shares, disable Remote Desktop and have a firewall blocking Remote Desktop sessions.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 08:41 AM
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Will do! Thanks for all the help! i'll let you know if i still have problems. otherwise, thanks!



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 03:52 AM
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im not a comp whiz by anymeans, but i think you guys are looking up the wrong tree. It only happens once a day, every two days right? I dont think someone is going to hack in and look at one site like that. If someone was hackin his #, theyd be allover the place in the history, and probably to the same sites.

Nope, rather...heres my theory. SOMEONE is lookin at some bad #..Whether its your little bro, or **gasp** your dad or MOM!! eww! (no offense to you, just imagining my parents surfing porn) Naa, someone aint hackin in...whackin off, maybe, but not hackin in.....just MHO



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 04:36 AM
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I'm just wondering if it's not some of your Pop Ups that are showing up in your Internet History.
Just a thought anyway



posted on Sep, 7 2005 @ 04:52 AM
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I am pretty sure your browser is being hijacked. It could also be someone playing a trick on you though if you don't have any security on your network. Get some security ASAP as stated on this thread.

If it is a browser hijack I suggest downloading a program entitled Winpatrol. This program warns you of any changes to your browser. (unwanted addons etc) It also lets you edit your startup programs, shows you all the active tasks, services, scheduled tasks, cookies, etc. It is a neat little program that is small in size and free.

I had a problem where my browser was hijacked and nothing else would fix it exept this program. Here is the link.

www.winpatrol.com...




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