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#1 D070

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 04:50 PM

Alright, before i tell this let me be very clear, i have never been here on this forum or website for any reason what so ever.

 

That being said, here's what i don't get.

 

When i go to my chrome browser, i type in mail, and chrome fills in mail.google.com, nothing fancy about that.

But then for a brief split second i see random symbols and a url.

 

Have a look:

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Now i have no idea why that is even showing or how that is even remotely connected to google at all,

Anyway i look for that link, see what it shows me.

 

 

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Never seen this indiviual, so my qeustion is... what in gods name does this mean?



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 04:54 PM

Hi D070 :)

It could be due to cache corruption. Follow the instructions below then try again and see if it still occurs.

3DPGbxe.pngTemp File Cleaner (TFC)
  • Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC) and move it to your Desktop;
  • Right-click on the executable and select Spcusrh.pngRun as Administrator;
  • Simply click on Start to launch the clean-up and wait until it completes;
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  • Depending on which processes are running, all your programs will be closed and explorer.exe (your Windows shell) will be killed, it will however be relaunched shortly after so do not panic;
  • There's no log to give for this tool;

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:03 PM

Alright , don't take this personal, but how is that avartar in my cache if i have never been here before.



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:04 PM

Oh sorry, I missed your first sentence. It's possible that a website you visited loaded content from BleepingComputer and it ended up in the cache.

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:05 PM

Oh sorry, I missed your first sentence. It's possible that a website you visited loaded content from BleepingComputer and it ended up in the cache.

Again, let me repeat myself. I have never been here prior to this thread to ask this qeustion. Period.



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:13 PM

It's possible that a website you visited loaded content from BleepingComputer and it ended up in the cache.


You don't have to actually visit BleepingComputer.com to load content from it. If you visit a website that calls content from this website (you wouldn't see it), it can end up in your cache.

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:17 PM

 

It's possible that a website you visited loaded content from BleepingComputer and it ended up in the cache.


You don't have to actually visit BleepingComputer.com to load content from it. If you visit a website that calls content from this website (you wouldn't see it), it can end up in your cache.

 

 

Hmm, alright seems to me at first glance very fishy, i don't trust anybody on the webs by default. And i am very paranoid if it comes to this kind of stuff.

So don't take it personal, but all alarms wend off seeying that stuff, i imagine you might do the same if you cannot explain it , right ?



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:19 PM

Well, as a technical support, I know what I can explain and what I can't. And when I cannot explain something, I turn to someone who can in order to understand. And I guess this is what you just did by asking on BleepingComputer what was happening.

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:22 PM

Well, as a technical support, I know what I can explain and what I can't. And when I cannot explain something, I turn to someone who can in order to understand. And I guess this is what you just did by asking on BleepingComputer what was happening.

Alright , mysterty solved i suppose. Still tho, im not fully convinced yet. But this will do. Thanks for your time.



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:26 PM

If I can sum it up: everytime you visit a website, you load content in the background that will stay in what we call a "cache". Like pictures, videos, graphics, etc. This is meant so when you visit the website again, you don't have to load all these items again from the server, they'll be on your system so the web browser can just grab it from there. It's meant to speed up the browsing experience and loading time of webpages/websites you already visited. It's possible sometimes for the web cache to become corrupted: elements that aren't supposed to be on a page are loaded, some pages cannot load anymore or load slowly, etc. In that case, deleting the content of the web cache and letting it reload solve these kind of issues.

And no problem, you're welcome :)

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:26 PM

<snip> i don't trust anybody on the webs by default. And i am very paranoid if it comes to this kind of stuff.
So don't take it personal, but all alarms wend off seeying that stuff, i imagine you might do the same if you cannot explain it , right ?


With what you just said. There is no possible explanation we can offer that you won't question or distrust.

Why even come here and ask, then debate the replies? Sounds like an effort in futility.

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