Last year, my router has been displaying malicious adware on popular websites (w/c is supposed to display no ads), So I resetted it to factory defaults. The router has stopped displaying adware on all my devices.
This year for the past 6 months, I think someone has been playing a prank on my google researches. Like someone is posting/creating threads about the topic i'm googling on 4chan and reddit (I am only a lurker on both websites). I resetted my windows 8.1 laptop to factory default. I think someone from there still knows what i am searching on google. And no the router wasn't displaying malicious ads ever since last year.
Is old router the culprit to this? Is it just advertising companies tracking my searches?
Forgive me for terrible english and such a general question (I am noob at networking).
Also I might be just paranoid but I 'm wondering why this is happening coincidentally.
Edited by SystemExternals, 24 July 2015 - 02:29 PM.