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#1 theleggetts

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:37 PM

Although I have used internet tools to clear my temporary internet files and history, porn sites keep appearing on my history log. These are sites that I have not visited, but somehow appear.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 06:48 PM

lol..

Open IE, then click on Tools>Internet Options>Clear History.

Unless you are not using ie. If you have porno sites just 'showing up" in your history, you have bigger problems. You might want to look into an Anti Virus solution. I'd be curious to see what it is that you have, because I can't recall any sites showing up in my history that I hadn't been to.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 06:52 PM

You should run several different spyware apps. "Porn" sites are probably one of the largest malware/pop up/etc..

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 07:25 PM

I can't recall any sites showing up in my history that I hadn't been to.


Even though a popup blocker stops popups, they can still be recorded in your history.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 07:34 PM

Ok.. so show me a non-porn related site that has porn popups. :thumbsup:

EDIT: I fully realize that one can get malware from a variety of sites, and that malware in turn can cause popups, but I also know that advertisers pay for bandwidth, and they don't tend to just push out ads willy-nilly, ie, they are targeting consumers already 'interested' in the product in the first place, ie, you generally have to be in a position where they would think that you are interested in the first place.

The short of it is.. I have a real hard time buying the "I have not been to a porn site." Check the domains list for CWS.... most of them are porn sites.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 07:41 PM

If theleggetts had some type of malware that causes porn popups, which is common enough, why would they not be recorded in the history even if they were blocked?

Adult FriendFinder comes to mind, but I can't pull a site with that popup out of my hat right at the moment. :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 08:02 PM

why would they not be recorded in the history even if they were blocked?


Good question...I don't know if they are or not. That's worth checking out.

EDIT: It doesn't get recorded..at least not with Firefox. I'll try with IE just for fun.

EDIT2: It doesn't with IE either....SP2 anyway.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 08:19 PM

Hmph. :thumbsup:

I don't use a popup blocker so I don't have one to look at right now but the ones I've seen tell you how many have been blocked so I'm sure there is some sort of record somewhere.

Anyway I hope theleggetts got the info they were looking for.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 08:23 PM

Actually, I thought you were probably right. I'm assuming that it is somehow getting blocked before it gets to the browser.... The Google toolbar keeps track of how many blocked, but I can't recall if it says where, but that would be another history to be considered.

It was an interesting diversion anyway. :thumbsup:




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