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IE Address History Dropdown

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#1 harvlake


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Posted 18 October 2009 - 07:48 PM

Hi, I hope you can help me out. I have a client who was having some troubles with there computer asked if I would look at it. When I did, I found some malware.

One of the users had a bunch of porn sites in the address bar drop down. How do those get there? I am under the impression that they are items that were typed into the address bar. Is that true, or can you get those from a pop-up or any other way?


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Posted 20 October 2009 - 01:36 PM

Depending on the browser and the settings, those can be from directly typed URLs, links that have been clicked, or pages that have been visited by any means (popups, etc.), or a combination of those.

The short answer is that if an address appears in the dropdown, it's been visited by the user, either on purpose or inadvertently. Malware may add addresses to the list or may redirect the user against his or her will to such sites.

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 20 October 2009 - 01:38 PM.

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