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Is this a "botnet" thing? Can it happen?


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#1 mbmouse

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

Hello all, new to this site and would like to say hello and thanks up front for anyone who can offer insight or options for me with this strange situation.
There is a computer in my house, used only by a family member. They say they have not used Yahoo Instant Messenger in a very long time and to converse with only one or two people if and when they use it. I believe that. However, when checking the conversation logs today, there were all kinds of crazy (sexual content) conversations that they swear they did not write. Can this ever happen? Can "Bots" do this? I will say there were a lot of repetitive statements and not any of it sounds like could have been this family member. ( For example, they are not gay, rather on the homophobic side, yet there was a lot of gay/bi conversations.) Then again, there were things in the conversations that seem like only the family member could have posted them: age, weight, height, hair color, etc.
All that being said, before I go completly crazy on this person for this and lieing, is there any way this could be a virus/bot situation? If so, how do I find that out? Also, I do know this is the ONLY person to use this computer. It is all password protected, several virus/malware programs updated regularly on it.
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Thank you for any help/advice!
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:08 PM

Anyone have any advice for me on this one??




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