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Is it possible to have a Youtube or Google search result appear in Firefox history without knowing about it?

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I recently found some Google and Youtube search results on my boyfriend's computer in Firefox that were "questionable" and when I asked him about them, he adamantly denied knowing what they were and said he recently had some viruses on his computer and they could have put these results on there. I don't know if this is possible or not. The only thing similar to this I've heard is viruses redirecting you to a certain site, but not to specific google and youtube results, and if that did happen, he would have to see them, right? I think it's version 11.0. HELP!!

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It is possible that you have a virus that was redirecting, but if there are Google searches, and Youtube searches, it is most likely that someone did those searches.


You can try running these tools to check for infections: http://www.malwarebytes.org/

http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363

So, I can't say for certain your boyfriend did these, but it is most likely that "somebody", not "something" did them.

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It is possible that you have a virus that was redirecting, but if there are Google searches, and Youtube searches, it is most likely that someone did those searches.


You can try running these tools to check for infections: http://www.malwarebytes.org/

http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363

So, I can't say for certain your boyfriend did these, but it is most likely that "somebody", not "something" did them.

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Thank you!