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Windows 7: Recent Places - files that I didn't open

13 Nov 2012   #1
confusedwindows

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Recent Places - files that I didn't open

I was cleaning out my computer and when I went into recent places there was a file in there that I didn't open. There was also a lot of webpages on just one day that were in the history that I didn't go into. Both of these things happened around the same time. Is it possible that I was hacked?


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13 Nov 2012   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by confusedwindows View Post
I was cleaning out my computer and when I went into recent places there was a file in there that I didn't open. There was also a lot of webpages on just one day that were in the history that I didn't go into. Both of these things happened around the same time. Is it possible that I was hacked?
Let's try this; is it possible someone you know was using the computer at that time?
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13 Nov 2012   #3
confusedwindows

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No, not at all possible.
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13 Nov 2012   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by confusedwindows View Post
No, not at all possible.
OK, so the first issue is eliminated. Have you tried doing a malware scan? I would suggest using MalwareBytesAntiMalware as the software of choice in my case. You can download a free copy from;

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

HTH
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