How come strange websites are appearing in my Internet Explorer history?
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In the past few weeks, strange websites have been appearing in the history of my Internet Explorer. The time shows the time I looked at the history.

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  • Anonymous

    Hi “m’,

    This sounds like a virus to me. Like ha14, I think the first step is running your anti-virus program to make sure your computer is not infected with a virus. After the virus is removed (or if you get the green light from your anti-virus program), you’ll likely need to reset your IE settings back to default. To do this Open IE > go to Internet Options > Click on the Advanced Tab > Click on Reset tab. Restart IE. This step deletes all temp files, disables any add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars and also resets all changed settings to default. Although this is a quick-fix, you will have to re-install the add-ons.

    Good Luck!

    Cheers,
    Cassandra
    IE Outreach Team

  • mm

    thanks for yor help

    • Tina

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  • M.S. Smith

    It’s also possible that someone else is using the computer! You might want to ask anyone else who is in your home if they’ve been up to something.

  • Anonymous

    Hi
    Well possible that your IE is hijacked or you have malware (rootkits).

    SO instal adaware, make a scan
    http://www.lavasoft.com/

    you can also scan with malwarbytes anrimalware, superantispyware, clamwin antivirus, possible better to do the scan in safe mode.

    Make this analysis, to see if some ports are opened
    http://www.canyouseeme.org/

    use a firewall like Sunbelt
    http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/Home-Home-Office/Sunbelt-Personal-Firewall/