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Problems With Internet Explorer History


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#1 2yyiam

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 12:44 PM

Dear All

I need your help! For awhile now, every so often websites appear in my history on Internet Explorer which I have not accessed, (nor for that matter any1 else on my laptop). These websites are not exactly the decent type, and I have no idea how they appear.
They are not popups, but actual websites, some of them originating from a search in Google (which again I did not do!)
Now how is this possible?
Does anyone know whether it is possible that my computer can be accessed and the broadband internet connection used to access websites which then display in my history???? Is that what is going on, or could it be some type of adware/spyware?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Posted 26 April 2006 - 02:30 PM

It's spyware/adware that can be obtained, from just surfing the internet.
If your security settings are too lax, and you have no security programs running, when you go to an infected site, spyware/adware can be downloaded, without your knowledge.

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