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Autocomplete has a Virus? Please help!

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#1 mambo_jambo


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Posted 21 June 2005 - 01:41 PM


I'm new to the forum, but I'm trying to figure out how this is possible:

I use Windows XP home and in my IE, when I use google or yahoo and I type certain letters, there are websites and keywords that were never typed in or searched for that show up as if someone had typed or searched for those things.

I'm the only person that has access to my home computer and I know for a fact that I did not search, or entered any of those keywords into any form.
I'm wondering if there is any trojan or virus out there that can be populating my yahoo/google autocomplete forms with weird keywords?

I'm not sure what to do. It started yesterday. I know how to erase everything, but I was wondering if anyone had an explanation for this?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 02:12 PM

Have you run the standard free adware removal applications, such as Ad-Aware SE and Sypbot Search and Destroy?
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#3 mambo_jambo

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 02:35 PM

I ran Spybot Search and Destroy, but all it found was cookies. They were all deleted.
I Also ran Norton Anti Virus and nothing....

This is bugging the hell out of me....

I did not even know this was possible...

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