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#1 mmeerriinnoo

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:46 PM

I went on holidays and when I came back I found de WinHound virus on my computer. So I started looking on my historial to see I someone has been surfing the web on my computer. So I found a lot of sites on some days that aparently there was nobody home (porn sites). Aditionaly, as I have a ADSL downloading capacity limited connection I checked the ISP connection register web site to double check it and I found connections with my ADSL user in the same days. So I keeped my investigation and I found out that someone have reinstall de AVG trial antivirus that was expired when I leave (I guess to try to clean the virus/evidence).
So the question is: Is there a way that this trojan can steal my ADSL user and password and start a connection from anywhere else, and that this connection could get register on my internet explorer historial, while my computer was shutdown? Yes I know .... It seams rediculus, but I would like to have a second opinion beacuse if it isn't posible my neighbour is coming inside my home and using my stuff and surely I would have a real big argument when I tell him this. So I thin I have just posted the most funny question ever in a forum.
Waiting for help.
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#2 Leurgy

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:04 AM

Hello mmeerriinnoo and welcome to BC.

Your computer has to be running for anything to be added to your history. If someone did steal your user name and password to connect with another computer the websites that were visited would still not show up in the history on your machine.

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