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just a quick question...
i was wondering if its possible for a site to be stored in your internet browser history if you have actually not accessed the site itself. and can this be caused by a virus or trojan? i'll appreciate any information i can get on this subject
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If a website automatically re-directs you to another site you didn't wish to go to (a ploy often used by unscrupulous web-masters), even though you didn't type it's URL in the address bar it will still be listed in your History. A virus doesn't do that, but some trojans do. They hijack your browser and change your home page -- but it's only technically a trojan if it masquerades as something useful (which you decide to download and install), only to find it does things you definitely don't find useful (like hijacking your browser).

Edited by pip22, 25 October 2007 - 01:09 AM.

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well in this case it has to do with porn websites. my roommate used to use my computer to look at porn, but after i told him i dont want him going to those websites on my computer, he seems to have stopped. recently ive found a few of those sites in my browser history. is there any way of checking if it was actually accessed? he swears he hasnt been on my computer, and he's the kind of person that usually admits to something he's done. honestly he hasnt really had the chance since im usually home lately, and if im not, i turn my computer off (and you need a password to sign in). so, is it possible that because porn websites have been accessed on the computer many times before, that sometimes things just pop up by themselves and end up in the history? or is that completely impossible?
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Porn sites that pop up don't do so when you're visiting innocent websites, they only pop up when you deliberately visit other porn sites. And they wouldn't pop up just when the PC is sat there doing nothing either. If you find porn sites in your history a day or two after you emptied the History, then your roomate or someone is still accessing them. The History doesn't lie. I suggest you download 'Ccleaner' to thoroughly clear out your history files and browser-cache at the click of a mouse button. Get it here: http://www.ccleaner.com/

Next, change your Windows log-in password. Memorize it and don't leave it written down anywhere in you room.

Another step you could take is install some 'parental control' software which blocks all adult content on the internet. Install it secretly so no-one else is aware of where to find and alter it. In any case, your settings are protected by a password to prevent that. http://www.5star-sha...alControl1.html

Edited by pip22, 26 October 2007 - 03:41 AM.

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