Was researching how to access Stumble Upon, since i have not yet re-installed my Firefox. Found a bogus account for Flixter stored on my e-machines/gateway/google desktop. Uses the user name "Fuzzywuzzy6"--sound familiar?
Yesterday, Kelly with a kitten avatar was on the page, today it was Hillary.
I recognized one of the pictures of the "friends", I think. She's a friend of someone else I know.
Also found a bogus ip associated with it, I think: 188.8.131.52. (Correction: This is apparently the IP for the google or gmail server within IE for me; used Firefox until a few days ago.)
What do I do now? I have no idea why anyone would use my username, and I have never joined anything like facebook or twitter.
ADDENDUM: Found a discontinued account with a link to Help.Com about tonsillitis. A girl, either in high school or in college, talks about being in school, having a boyfriend and kissing her boyfriend. Under my user name. About 19 months ago. Many users on that page complained of illegitimate pop-ups and discontinued their accounts. Also links to DevShed, not sure how current that is, nor the 2 Photobucket links, which are to a specific man's name which I won't give here--he wasn't the user, just an account there.
I would assume it was the result of a virus, except for the time when the Flixter account was initiated (2007), which was about the time my pc tower was rebuilt.
How do I proceed from here, considering that there was not only a type of identity theft, but perhaps interference with my gmail account? How do I recover my internet identity?
This was from a search of my desk top.
Edited by fuzzywuzzy6, 20 March 2009 - 06:41 PM.