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Is It Possible For Spyware/virus To Add Videos To Real Player History?


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#1 michael000

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:12 PM

Like stated in topic title, is it possible for a spyware or virus or something along those lines to add videos to real player history without you even watching the videos, and if so what are the chances, and can it happen if you have norton anti virus protection? Because i found weird videos in my real player history that i havnt watched but wondering did any of my room mates watch it...

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:16 PM

Anything's possible. But in this case, it seems unlikely. What would be the purpose of adding videos you haven't watched?

That said, make sure you are running an up-to-date antivirus program and that you use software such as Ad-Aware Personal and Spybot Search and Destroy plus a firewall at the very least.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:18 PM

yeah but its gay videos and i also have gay sites in my browser history... i share this computer tho but i dont want ppl doing that crap on my comp if someone is really doing it.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:20 PM

While it is possible that a malicious programme added video files, it is not very likely. I have not heard of one doing this. The more probable cause is that it was downloaded by one of your roomies. Tell them next time to erase their porn after watching it.
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 09:34 AM

:thumbsup: :flowers: (sorry 'bout that) Is it your computer? If it is I would password protect it so no one else could use it. If you do have to share it you can set it up so Windows loads differently for whoever is logging on. Just set up different passwords for each person who uses it. However, you say that there's also "gay sites" in your browser. this tells me that there's more of a chance one of your roomies is a little light in the loafers (not that there's anything wrong with that) than anything else. Anyway try setting you pc up for each person who uses it. (and maybe ask them to wash they're hands before and after using it) Hope this helps.

Edited by buck65, 20 April 2006 - 04:25 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:23 PM

Nothing can add videos or address's to anything on your computer. Only the user can do that. What I think is that your room mates are gay and they are using the computer for those purposes. What I suggest is to enable your content adviser on your internet explorer. To do this click tools then internet options then content click on the enable button appy the options you wish and even go to the next tab and type the websites you don't want them at. Then click appy and type a password so they can not alter these settings you just put in.
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 08:56 PM

Nothing can add videos or address's to anything on your computer.


That's simply not true. Hackers can add anything at all to a PC, including hidden partitions. There's some mention of that here

I've found software that is used to establish an internet server on computers I was cleaning.

Scroll down to Alternate Data Streams on this page.

Peer to peer repeater discussed here.

PC's turned into porn servers.

There's really nothing that can't be done to a victim's computer. We who are working at stopping them are always playing catch-up.




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