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Google spam me! (I think)


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#1 Gagoni

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:54 PM

Hi people,

I discovered lately that spam i'm getting on my g mail is connected with searches i'm doing in Google!
To explain:
When I searched on Google for a specified car model to bye, next day, I got a few messages on my g-mail account that offers me to buy that same car I have searched! And so on.. It happened me several times, for a different searches. I'm not sure now.. does Google always knows what I search? Does it uses that information on third parties? Or is it a virus or malware...? I hope you understand the question...

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English is not my first language, and if I made some mistakes, please, forgive me! :)

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#2 bitesized1612

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:52 PM

...I would check it out just to be sure, do some scans with whatever anti-virus/spyware/etc tools you have. Do you use the search engine a lot? Do you have the toolbar?

It's my primary engine and email and I have not had a single problem with spam. :huh: You could delete your web search history and flush out your browser, and see if that does anything:

Delete Entire Web History
How to Delete Browser&Toolbar Search History

Edited by bitesized1612, 15 December 2011 - 12:53 PM.


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