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Someone else browse the internet through my pc?

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#1 markmatm


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:20 PM

I recently setup my home network to use opendns DNS servers.

When looking at the stats to see the activity on my connection, I see many many URL's showing up that I did not point my browser to. I know that some of those are because of embedded content, or ads, etc, but I saw one of them was forum.egypt.com, When I checked out that page it was an all Arabic chat forum, which seems strange for any ad or embedded content to point to.

I don't really know how this all works, but was wondering that if someone had some how hijacked my machine and is using it to, in the background, surf the internet.

Is this possible and if so, how do I detect it?

I have run MB scans, Zonealarm Antivirus scans, and avast antivirus scans, nothing is showing up.

Thank you for any input you might have into this situation.



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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:38 PM

Is this a wired or wireless network?

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#3 markmatm

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:05 AM

Hi Animal,

the network in question is wireless. I should have mentioned that I checked the router for unknown devices attached to it but didn't see any. I also changed the wireless password incase that would help stop other people connecting, but the strange urls continue.

Thanks for helping me with this,


Edited by markmatm, 11 October 2009 - 06:06 AM.

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