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Items appearing in internet history that I have not visited


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#1 Computer87

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 01:08 PM

I have noticed items appearing in my internet history that I have not visited, including medical websites, news websites, websites about home improvement e.t.c. There are also several entries which simply appear as a string of numbers, like an IP address. I am the only person using the computer, and I can see new items being added to the history that the browser has not been on. It only seems to affect Internet Explorer, and not any other browser. Is this caused by malware, or is there another explanation? 



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Posted 01 May 2015 - 06:16 PM


Usually when a computer is infected with malware there most likely will be other obvious indications (signs of infection) that something is wrong. Is your computer exhibiting such signs?


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 04:19 AM

Thanks for your help. I've run a virus scan and it has not found any issues, and the computer is not showing any of the signs of infection, other than occasionally crashing. I'm assuming it is being caused by pop ups attempting to load.

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 05:45 AM

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 12:18 PM

I've now been redirected to a shop selling watches by my browser, I run the Kaspersky tdsskiller and it found nothing, neither did a virus scan I ran over the computer, any suggestions of what I can try next?


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Posted 13 May 2015 - 12:20 PM

Hi there,

Let's take a look.

MiniToolbox by Farbar

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Devices
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
  • List Minidump Files
  • List Restore Points
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

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Security Check by screen317
  • Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of the log in your next reply.

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