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Can a virus cause links in history for both hotels in germany and bbc weather sites average weather data for that same town, or was a person using it?

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#1 Rolex2011


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Posted 07 January 2011 - 09:27 PM

In my IE history, there are links to two sites on hotels in a town on the beach in Germany, and links to a site (i think even it's the BBC) for the average monthly weather temperatures for that town? Or is it more likely a person was using my computer. My friend was traveling to Europe two week later, and they swear they weren't using it. But I also had a virus or trojan or something on my computer that same week when she was here and could have used my computer.

I am just wondering which is more likely. Or if it is even possible that a virus or trojan could do this. And if so, has anyone heard of a virus which looks up hotels and weather temperatures for the same town? Or does anyone think this is absolutely ridiculous a virus would do this and this was a person looking up hotels on my computer before their trip abroad..they swear they were not using it, but the hotel is nearby a friend of theirs.

Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum, due the absence of any logs in topic. ~ Animal

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 05:30 PM


I remember having this discussion with you on IRC. :)

But, just for the record I'll post here too.

While it's entirely feasible that a piece of malware could be written to do the tasks you mention, there's absolutely no reason why anyone would write such a program. Modern malware is concerned with making money above all else.


Edited by Blade Zephon, 16 January 2011 - 05:30 PM.

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